Cornwall Council is being taken to the High Court for the second time, a little over a year since it lost another similar case.

The new legal action has been taken by a campaign group fighting to prevent the reopening of a quarry near St Keverne on the Lizard peninsula.

The group Cornwall Against Dean Super-quarry is fighting plans by Shire Oak Quarries to take millions of tonnes of rock to build the breakwater for a renewable energy tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay. They are now taking a decision by Cornwall Council over planning to the High Court, hoping they can derail the plans for Dean Quarry, fearing that quarrying will ruin the peaceful character of the area and hit tourism.