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Coalfield plans: Bristol City Council area

Plans showing high and low risk areas, specific risks and surface coal resources in the Bristol City Council local planning authority area.

Documents

Bristol: coal mining risk area plan

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Bristol: specific coal mining legacy plan

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Bristol: surface coal resource plan

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Detail

The coal mining development risk plan shows the boundaries of high risk (dark-hatched) and lower risk (lighter-hatched) coalfield areas. This information helps determine the need to submit a coal mining risk assessment for a site.

The coal mining specific risk plan identifies 8 specific coal mining risks:

  • mine entries with potential zone of influence
  • past surface hazards
  • past shallow coal mine workings
  • mine gas
  • probable shallow coal mine workings
  • geological features (fissures and break lines)
  • workable coal seam outcrops
  • surface (opencast) mining

The surface coal resource plan shows the areas of surface coal resources where extraction of the coal can be carried out by surface mining methods.