Information about getting permission to enter, disturb or change coal mines or coal managed or owned by the Coal Authority that’s on your property.
You must get permission to enter, disturb or change coal mines or coal managed or owned by the Coal Authority that’s on your property.
coal seams under your property
coal workings, such as existing mine tunnels
You need to get a permit if you want to:
cap the mine
fill the mine
drill boreholes through a coal seam
build over or near to the entrance to the mine
You need a mining licence or ‘agreement’ to mine coal or extract gas.
How to apply
Fill in the online application form. You’ll have to register first if you do not have an account with the Coal Authority.
You’ll need to upload:
a plan of the site that clearly shows the boundary, location, number and depth of any boreholes or excavations
any proposed grout mixes for treatment works
full drawings and calculations if treating mine entries
any previous works such as coal mining risk assessments, desk studies or borehole logs
the treatment grid, including the proposed development footprint (for treatment permits only)
You can also apply using a paper form. Please contact us for details on how to complete the paper form.
Where applications include designs that require engineering appraisal the information supplied should fulfil the requirements of Coal Authority Technical Guidance Note TGN02/202.
However you apply, you’ll need to:
If you need help with your application
Contact the Coal Authority Permitting and Licensing team.
Coal Authority Permitting and Licensing team
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:30pm