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Coal mining risk assessment report

Policy driverNational Planning Policy Framework|External link Section 11 Paragraph’s 109,121
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policy M5 and GM1
Type of applicationAll non householder applications in Coal Mining Referral Areas Map|External link unless on the Exemptions List|External link
Geographic locations where this information is requiredCoal Mining Referral Areas Map|External link
What information is requiredA desk based Coal Mining Risk Assessment|External link should be prepared by a suitably qualified and competent person
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Further information

The desk based Coal Mining Risk Assessment should be prepared by a suitably qualified and competent person (see extract from former  PPG14 Development on unstable land|External link for definition). It should contain:

Any development that involves intrusive activities which intersect, disturb or enter any coal seams, coal mine workings or mine entries require the prior written permission of the Coal Authority in the interests of public safety and state property management.

Note: if the development is subject to the Environmental Impact Assessment process under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (as amended), it is suggested that the Coal Mining Risk Assessment can be incorporated into the Environmental Statement.

Last Updated: 21/11/2016