Save Druridge: Northumberland

Save Druridge: Northumberland

Save Druridge continue to defend the idyllic Northumbrian coastline and tourist destination 'Druridge Bay' from becoming a 3 million tonne opencast coal mine, known as 'Highthorn' proposed by Banks Group.

The decision to mine Highthorn was 'called in' by central government in 2016, and overturned by the then Secretary of State Sajid Javid on the grounds of climate change and loss of landscape. The company appealed, and as a result the decision is back with central government again. The community are still awaiting the outcome of the government's new decision.

The campaign has sparked a debate in central government about how to account for carbon emissions of burning coal when considering new coal mines.

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