Verdict on approval of coal mine in Cumbria is delayed until November
- July 7 was deadline for Government decision on project, on Whitehaven outskirts
- It was moved to August 17 after Boris Johnson resigned and now is November 8
- Second delay due to officials ‘not yet in a position’ to provide advice to ministers
- Green groups say it would increase emissions but others say it would create jobs
A decision on whether to approve a controversial new coal mine in Cumbria has been delayed for a second time.
A deadline for the Government to decide on the project, on the outskirts of Whitehaven, had been set for July 7, but was pushed back to August 17 after Boris Johnson resigned.
Now the Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities…