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Our planning authority monitors the restoration and aftercare of opencast coal sites. Monitoring reports for the sites which are currently being restored are available to view below.

Opencast coal sites video update March 2022

Watch a video showing the restoration and health and safety works of the former opencast coal sites carried out during 2021 and 2022.

Opencast coal sites video update September 2019

Watch a video showing opencast mining improvements as at September 2019.

Contact Information


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