UK's first deep coalmine in decades secures green light

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The Woodhouse Colliery could produce up to 2.5 million tonnes of coal each year | Credit: West Cumbria Mining
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The Woodhouse Colliery could produce up to 2.5 million tonnes of coal each year | Credit: West Cumbria Mining

Work now set to start early next year on Woodhouse Colliery, which plans to extract coking coal from under the sea off the coast of Cumbria

The UK's first new deep coalmine in decades has been given the go-ahead by the government, after Ministers opted against calling in Cumbria Council's prior planning approval despite fears over the development's...

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