Coal Mining Legacy in Hyndburn

Coal Authority Requirements For Planning Applications

There are many old coal workings around Hyndburn, with the possibility that development may disturb old mine workings, leading to subsidence or damage to buildings or their occupants.

Coalfields are divided into two distinct areas; Development High Risk Areas (formerly Coal Mining Development Referral Areas) and Development Low Risk Areas (formerly Standing Advice Areas).

For a detailed explanation, please refer to: The Coal Authority – Resources for English Local Planning Authorities in Further information below.

The Coal Authority information can be found on their website via the link below and viewing “Local Authority planners and property developers” .

To assess the risks around your property use the Coal Authority interactive map viewer which can be accessed via the link on the Further Information page.