Policy paper

Policy on Skewen Flooding Response Support

The Coal Authority's role and approach in dealing with the Skewen flooding response support.



This policy sets out:

  • how the Coal Authority is managing the Skewen flooding response support

  • the support that the Coal Authority is offering in response to the Skewen flooding

  • the eligibility criteria for the support

It should be noted that the Coal Authority has no legal liability for coal mine water discharges. This policy has been adopted by the Coal Authority pursuant to its statutory functions. No part of this policy or any action taken prior to or following the flooding at Skewen on 21 January 2021 by or on behalf of the Coal Authority, its employees and officers, may be construed as in any way constituting an admission of liability for the flooding on 21 January 2021 or any of its consequences.

Published 1 February 2021
Last updated 16 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Policy update - The cap for garden / outdoor reinstatement work (not including the initial clearance of ochre, gravel or small debris) has been increased to £2000 excluding VAT

  2. First published.