UK Coal in the Pont ValleyTagged as: coal environmentalism
Published by group: IMC Northern England
There has been good news for the campaigners against UK Coal. The Pont Valley Network and Durham County Council have successfully prevented UK Coal mining half a million tonnes of coal from Bradley when UK Coal appealed the decision made against them last year.
For articles about the original planning application last year see  and  for background and  for the councils decision. UK Coal have been unsuccessful with attempts to overturn the councils decision see , 
Click on a thumbnail for a slideshow view
The inspectors report was published on Thursday 23rd February which rejects the appeal, by UK Coal. Durham County Council unanimously rejected the application a year ago. The appeal took three weeks and ended in November last year. There were excellent contributions from the council's speakers and a large number of people from the local community.
The news came just before the Dirty Coal Infotour organised by people resisting coal developments in Scotland.