Proud Loiner Moment

Leeds rejects open cast mining plans:

JUBILANT protestors were celebrating today after council planning bosses said ‘NO’ to a huge open cast mining operation close to Fairburn Ings.

Leeds City Council’s East planning panel were expected to give the nod to the plans by Banks Developments after the scheme was recommended for approval at today’s meeting.

But more than two years of dogged campaigning finally paid off for members of Residents Against Greenbelt Exploitation (RAGE) and Yorkshire Against New Coal (YANC) when the panel blocked the scheme this afternoon.

Add this to the recent success in halting the expansion of Leeds-Bradford Airport, and Tiberius thinks it’s a fair assesment that the campaigners of Leeds and the surrounding area, are leading this country’s fight against climate change.

Perhaps the flooding of 2007 were the much-needed wake up call after all – which is good news as Tiberius doesn’t see Leeds’ future as the Venice Of The North!

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