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.