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How we expect local authorities to ensure opencast coal mines are properly managed when mining ends.

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31 August 2015
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Best Practice Guide on Restoration Liability Assessments for Surface Coal Mines , file type: PDF, file size: 2 MB

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This guidance aids understanding of Planning Policy Wales and Minerals Technical Advice Note 2: Coal.

It describes:

  • how to carry out surface mine assessments
  • how sites need to be restored to an agreed restoration plan
  • potential risks that could lead to abandonment of sites