Opportunities to extract surface coal resources

This series collects planning applications where removal of shallow coal resources is recommended as part of the ground works.

The recommendations made by the Coal Authority’s Planning and Local Authority Liaison department are made to avoid the unnecessary sterilisation of coal resources and to ensure the site is safe and stable.

Please view the archived prior extraction opportunities for older information.


  1. Prior extraction opportunities: October 2014
  2. Prior extraction opportunities: September 2014
  3. Prior extraction opportunities: August 2014
  4. Prior extraction opportunities: July 2014
Published 1 May 2012
Last updated 3 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added the lastest prior extraction opportunities for October 2014.
  2. First published.