Non-Householder Applications in Legacy Coal Mining Areas
From April 2010, all non-householder planning applications (including outline applications) falling within the Coal Mining Development Referral Area, require a Coal Mining Risk Assessment report to ensure that the proposed development will be safe and stable.
Further clarification to assess the need for a risk assessment can be found in the chart (available below): Is a Coal Mining Risk Assessment needed?
Please submit the report with the planning application. If an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required the Coal Mining Risk Assessment can form part of the EIA.
A Coal Mining Risk Assessment report must contain site specific information on any past, current and proposed surface and underground coal mining activity together with other safety and ground stability information.
See the links in Further information.