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To: James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
No new opencast coal mines in Durham, UK.
Plans to extend an open cast mine by its owners have been rejected by councillors.
The Banks Group wanted to enlarge its Bradley West mine in County Durham to extract an extra 90,000 tonnes of coal.
More than 6,000 letters of objection were sent with opponents branding the plan "environmentally unacceptable".
Durham County Council's planning officers had recommended the plan be approved but councillors rejected it at a meeting, held via videolink.