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Council vote to refuse licence for a coal processing plant in Derry

Residents had been opposed to proposal for Bay Road site

Plans to start operating a coal processing plant in Derry to be discussed at a council meeting next month

The proposed location of the coal processing plant at Bay Road.

An application to operate a coal processing plant in Derry has been refused by the local council.

A company, A&N Fuels NI Limited, had applied for a licence to begin operating the plant at a site at Bay Road.

However, the plans were opposed by local residents.

The licence application came before a meeting yesterday of Derry City and Strabane District Council's Health and Community committee.

Councillors at the meeting highlighted the level of local opposition to the proposal.

When a decision on the licence application was put to a vote, the vote was unanimous in favour of refusing it.

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