Cumbria Coal Mine Campaign

Decision made to proceed with legal challenge to Government decision on coal mine

SLACC Trustees made an unanimous decision yesterday (8th January) to ask our legal team to challenge the decision of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities to grant planning permission for the Whitehaven Coal mine to go ahead. We believe there is a strong legal case against the interpretation of planning law* […]

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Legal Team working towards challenge of Coal Mine decision

. Today,  23rd December 2022, SLACC’s legal team have sent a pre-action letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up Housing and Communities. This is not a definite commitment to submit a legal challenge. Technically, the challenge is called a “Statutory Review” , not a Judicial Review and certainly not an “Appeal” as some

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