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The Council receives and determines planning applications for surface coal mining. These applications are dealt with by the Planning Authority under the Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Acts.

The surface coal mining planning application Visual Register (4.56Mb) illustrates the status of current and historic sites in the following categories:

  • surface coal mining
  • operational sites
  • current planning application sites 
  • sites with permission
  • sites under restoration/restored
  • operational rail disposal sites
  • haul routes

We have also produced a map showing the cumulative land use in East Ayrshire (PDF 5.46Mb) of wind farms, opencast, quarries and landfill sites

If you require further information on a particular site please use the link to search planning applications in East Ayrshire where you can view plans and documents that relate to the relevant site.

Contact Information

Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790