The Public Inquiry into plans for an undersea coal mine off the coast of Whitehaven resumes this morning.
Led by planning inspector Stephen Normington, the inquiry is being held after West Cumbria Mining’s £160 million plans for the Woodhouse Colliery were called in by the Government following objectors’ concerns about climate change.
It had previously been approved by Cumbria County Council three times.
This morning will see the cross-examination of Rebekah Diski, a senior researcher at a think tank, who gave evidence yesterday for South Lakes Action on Climate Change, which is opposing the plans.
Watch today’s proceedings below: