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New fees for permission to enter or disturb mining interests

The Coal Authority is amending the fee for applications for permission to enter or disturb Coal Authority mining interests.

The Coal Authority Head Office
The Coal Authority Head Office

The changes to fees will take effect from 1 October 2018 and all fees will be inclusive of VAT.

Fees are determined by:

  • the area of application
  • the number of boreholes
  • the number of mine entries to be investigated or treated

The minimum fee for any application will be £111.00.

Area of application

For the area of application, the cost will be £111.00 per 0.1 hectare, up to a maximum of £2775.00 for 2.5 hectares or above.

Any number of shafts or adits within this area are included within the area fee.

Number of boreholes

Where boreholes are planned for initial investigation purposes only, these will be charged at £55.50 per borehole.

Should treatment then prove necessary, then a further application would be required to cover the whole treatment area at £111.00 per 0.1 hectare, but the initial application fee will be deducted from this.

Mine entries to be investigated or treated

Shaft and adit investigation or treatment will be charged at £111.00 each, when not included within the above applications.

Further information about fees

For further information regarding fees in connection with applications for permission to enter or disturb coal mining interests, please contact:

Coal Authority licensing and permissions team

Coal Authority
200 Lichfield Lane
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 4RG

Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:30pm

Published 16 August 2018