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Locations of disused coal tips.

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First published:
23 March 2022
Last updated:


22 March 2022



Request for Information: ATISN 16066 – Welsh Coal Tips

I wrote to you on 14 February regarding your request for information.

Your request

  1. The planned publication date regarding Wales’ disused coal tips geographical location information.
  2. Factors that have to be in place before this information can be released.

Our response

As the information requested is environmental, your request has been considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs).  

In response to request 1 and 2, the Welsh Government has committed to publishing the geographical location of disused coal tips in Wales during the first half of this year.  The exact date has not yet been confirmed. 

Quality assurance processes are ongoing to ensure the information is as accurate and complete as possible.  This includes the appropriate processing and correct handling of all personal data relating to disused coal tips.

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at: 

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government,
Cathays Park,
CF10 3NQ  

or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.    

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF. 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely