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PRIVATISED COAL COMPANY REOPENS OLD WOUNDS

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The new owners of the privatised coal industry have revived controversial plans for an opencast mine close to a his...
The new owners of the privatised coal industry have revived controversial plans for an opencast mine close to a historic Northumberland castle and tourist village, reports The Journal (p16).

Northumberland CC rejected British Coal's application to dig 500,000 tonnes of coal half a mile from medieval Warksworth Castle last June amid anger over the closure of Ellington Colliery.

Now RJB Mining is to appeal to the environment secretary against the council's decision.

The public enquiry will be one of the first tests of fears expressed last year that the sell off of the coal industry would lead to extra pressure on the DoE to allow open cast sites to open despite local opposition, says The Journal.
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