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Coal mining legacy problems

Coalfield areas

The Coal Authority has redefined the coalfield into:

  • Development high risk areas - containing one or more legacy issues
  • Development low risk areas - where there are no recorded issues, although they may still contain unrecorded legacy issues in the rest of the coalfield

You can get more information from our Planning and Building Standards office or the Coal Authority.