St Bees looking across to Sellafield
We have just heard that the planning meeting for the first deep coal mine in the UK that was due to be heard on August 23rd in Kendal has been delayed yet again.
We have lost count of the deferments – it must be some kind of record. We have to ask why hasn’t this dangerous mad bad plan been knocked on the head already? Is it to embed West Cumbria Mining into Cumbrian society with its largesse and promises of jobs? It it to soften West Cumbria up for deep mining of an altogether different plan, concerning nuclear wastes? That may be way off course but it is a thought that has crossed many a Cumbrian mind.
So the new date – as far as we know is the autumn.
We shall continue to fight this plan and welcome all hands to the deck until the plan for the first deep coal mine in the UK in 30 years is stopped once and for all.