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Coal: Carbon Emissions

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 105369, tabled on 19 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his recent decision to refuse planning permission for the coal mine at Druridge Bay, what assessment he has made of whether a coal mine can be carbon neutral; and what the evidential basis is for that assessment.

Answered on

27 October 2020

The Secretary of State’s conclusions on this case are fully set out in the decision letter of 8 September, which is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/called-in-decision-land-at-highthorn-widdrington-northumberland-ref-3158266-8-september-2020.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government