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Planning Advice Note 64: reclamation of surface mineral workings

Published: 13 Jan 2003
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
0-7559-0672-1

Planning Advice Note (PAN) 64 provides advice to help planning authorities and operators improve the reclamation of surface mineral workings.

59 page PDF

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59 page PDF

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Planning Advice Note 64: reclamation of surface mineral workings
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Planning Advice Note
PAN 64
Reclamation of Surface Mineral Workings

December 2002

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CONTENTS

Covering Letter

Paragraph

Introduction

1

Definition of Terms

7

Legislative and Policy Context

10

Assessing Reclamation Proposals

13

Potential Afteruses

16

Restoration Considerations

21

Management of Soil Resources

22

Soil Stripping and Reinstatement

25

Soil Storage

30

Soil-forming Material

34

Soil Handling Machinery

37

On-site Vehicles Movements

41

Landform

42

Drainage

45

Aftercare Considerations

48

Choice of Vegetation

50

Under-drainage

51

Secondary Treatments

53

Fertilisers

54

Weed Control

55

Irrigation and Watering

56

Control of Livestock and Wild Animals

57

Reclamation to Agriculture

60

Consultation on Agricultural Reclamation

62

Agricultural Restoration

63

Agricultural Aftercare

64

Reclamation to Forestry

66

Consultation on Forestry Reclamation

67

Forestry Restoration

72

Forestry Aftercare

73

Reclamation to Amenity Uses

76

Consultation on Amenity Reclamation

79

Amenity Restoration

81

Amenity Aftercare

83

Water Areas and Watercourses

87

Landfill

90

Conditions

93

Drawing up Conditions

98

Restoration and Aftercare Schemes

101

Restoration Scheme

103

Aftercare Scheme

106

Planning Agreements

110

Financial Guarantees

112

Monitoring and Enforcement

116

Annual Reports and Meetings

118

Assessment Reports

121

Technical Working Group

124

Reviews of Mineral Planning Permissions

126

Development Plans

128

Enquiries

130

Notes

131

Case Studies

Annex A - Mineral Workings in Scotland

Opencast Coal

Sand and Gravel Workings

Hard Rock Quarries

Slate Workings

Metalliferous Mining Sites

Tailings Lagoons

Peat

Annex B - Reclamation Legislation

Annex C - Model Conditions

Annex D - Reclamation Information to be Submitted with a Planning Application

References

Glossary

PLANNING SERIES:

  • Scottish Planning Policies (SPPs) provide statements of Scottish Executive policy on nationally important land use and other planning matters, supported where appropriate by a locational framework.
  • Circulars which also provide statements of Scottish Executive policy, contain guidance on policy implementation through legislative or procedural change.
  • Planning Advice Notes (PANs) provide advice on good practice and other relevant information.

Statements of Scottish Executive policy contained in SPPs and Circulars may be material considerations to be taken into account in development plan preparation and development control.

Existing National Planning Policy Guidelines (NPPGs) have continued relevance to the decision making, until such time as they are replaced by a SPP. The term SPP should be interpreted as including NPPGs.

Statements of Scottish Executive location-specific planning policy, for example the West Edinburgh Planning Framework, have the same status in decision making as SPPs.


Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot