Mining & Subsidence Engineering, Coal and Other Mining Reports
Our team of engineers and surveyors provide mining reports and advise how mining may have affected the land and any future development.
The practice has been involved in mining since 2002 and our founding Director has advised landowners on coal interests and historical coal mining activity for over 25 years. The company hold a large archive of mine plans and records dating back to 1872. The practice has undertaken subsidence predictions, shallow mine working investigations, treatment of mine shafts, day holes and surface mining of shallow coal and clay with compaction. Permission is sought from the Coal Authority on treating mine workings and reducing the risk of coal mining subsidence from deeper seams by risk assessment.
We have also dealt with mining operations that have extracted stone, sand, lead and industrial minerals by underground means in the UK.
The planning regime now requires that some minerals are safeguarded from development or they are assessed for quality, need and treatment and it is likely that in the future housing developers and commercial project managers will need to justify to the Planning Authority and in the case of coal, the Coal Authority how the minerals might be worked prior to redevelopment of a site and if not justification why the minerals should be sterilised.
Our engineers are able to undertake the risk assessments and the geological modelling to ascertain the way forward for land that has minerals beneath by working the mineral or protecting it for future generations after the development has been built.
Assessments can be undertaken in coal mining areas to ascertain the risk of mining subsidence and factor in the build process ways of mitigating the cost of repairs. Most Planning Authorities now require a Coal Mining Risk report to accompany a planning application for construction. Our engineers provide a comprehensive service to house buyers and solicitors on mineral working and in particular mine working in the exposed coal field of the UK.
For any other information please do not hesitate to contact John Carlon or a member of the office team who will be happy to help.