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Publication - Consultation Paper

Surface coal mines: monitoring fees

Published: 17 Jan 2017
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781786527585

Consultation on planning authorities' powers to recover costs associated with monitoring surface coal mines.

37 page PDF

423.8kB

37 page PDF

423.8kB

Contents
Surface coal mines: monitoring fees
Tables

37 page PDF

423.8kB

Tables

GENERAL GUIDE TO RECOMMENDED INITIAL FREQUENCY OF SITE VISITS

Category and description Annual Visits
Category 1 - small sites with de minimis output that are compliant with planning permission. 1
Category 2 - dormant or inactive sites. 1
Category 3 - sites undergoing restoration and aftercare. 8
Category 4 - active sites. 8
Category 5 - active sites not operating in accordance with planning permission, particularly if there have been substantiated complaints or enforcement action is being considered/has been taken or those at initial preparation stage. 8
SITE NAME DATE TIME
OPERATOR  
CONTACT NAME AND PHONE NUMBER  
PLANNING PERMISSION No./Nos WASTE FACILITY Y / N
   
STATUS NOT COMMENCED   SITE PREP   OPERATIONAL  
RESTORATION   AFTERCARE   INACTIVE  
TYPE OF VISIT (ANNOUNCED/ UNANNOUNCED)   DATE AND TIME OF VISIT AND WEATHER  

CONDITIONS & SECTION 75 AGREEMENT

C = Compliant R = Requires further investigation X = Not Applicable

N1, 2 or 3 = Non-compliant (1 = significant breach, 2 = material breach, 3 = minor breach)

Pre commencement   Dust & litter control   Overburden storage  
End date   Sheeting of vehicles      
Site sign at gate   Noise control      
Hours of working
HGV No. limits   Blasting   Soil placement  
Lorry routing   Bunding & planting   Restoration  
Mud on roads   Landscaping   Aftercare  
Access surface/drainage   Extent of consent/working   Restoration bond monitoring (appraisal of adequacy) and compliance  
Junction location/design   Soil stripping & storage      
Vehicle/wheel cleaning   Phasing/working direction      
Buildings and plant   Area & depth of working      
Display conditions/plans   Associated mineral types      
Lighting   Landscape maintenance      
Stockpiles   Restoration materials      
Permitted Development   Levels & landform      
Protection of features: Nature conservation, archaeology, footpaths, utilities, trees

DESCRIPTION OF SITE VISIT MATTERS REQUIRING ATTENTION (applies to R, N1, N2 and N3 issues)

 

 

 

 

NON-COMPLIANCE

Issue

Action to be taken by operator including timescales

A red, amber, green code can be applied to action that may be required to comply with conditions.

If any form of enforcement action is envisaged this should be documented in the report with a likely timeline.

Planning officer

Signature

Phone number

Date

Activity

Time spent

Cost

Travel time

Duration on site

Preparation of report


Contact

Email: surfacecoalmines@gov.uk