Northumberland’s beautiful Druridge Bay has been saved from destruction

Campaigners celebrate as the bid for open cast coal mine in beauty spot rejected
Northumberland’s beautiful Druridge Bay has been saved from destruction I Love Newcastle
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In positive news for residents of northeast England and environmentalists alike, the government has rejected a controversial planning application for an open cast coal mine close to a picturesque beach on the Northumberland coast. It is the second time it has been rejected.

The Banks Mining’s application for a site near Druridge Bay was turned down by a minister on behalf of communities secretary Robert Jenrick as it was “not environmentally acceptable”.

Local resident Lynne Tate, of the group Save Druridge, said: “We are absolutely ecstatic,” while Friends of the Earth said it was the right decision “with the world staring at catastrophic climate change”.

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