Decision on Landmark New UK Opencast Coal Mine Delayed

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has decided to delay a landmark decision on whether to give the go ahead to a new UK coal mine.

The decision on whether to allow a proposed new opencast coal mine near the Northumberland beauty spot of Druridge Bay was due today.

A representative for the Secretary of State wrote a letter to campaigners, seen by DeSmog UK, to apologise for the delay, saying Javid was “not in a position to publish on the application”.