THE Coal Authority has announced that it has published more of its coal mining information through an enhanced version of its interactive map viewer.
The viewer is provided for the general public, householders, landowners, researchers, developers, local planning authorities and anyone else interested in coal mining information in any or all of the coal mining areas of Scotland, England and Wales.
The viewer can be used to identify whether any potential surface subsidence or collapse of ground could be coal mining related and therefore needs reporting to the Coal Authority for attention.
It can also assist property and land owners to identify whether any coal mining features exist within or in the vicinity of their property or places of interest. It can be particularly helpful where property development is intended when coal mining issues need to be taken into account in the design, layout and construction.
Just follow this web link for more information: http://coal.decc.gov.uk/en/coal/cms/publications/data/map/map.aspx
Corporate Services Manager, Coal Authority