07/06/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/06/2021 03:39
You will need a licence for coal mining operations or another consent for any activity which enters or passes through the Coal Authority's property.
When carrying out investigation or treatment of coal mining activities for development you'll need to get a coal mining permit instead.
You will need a licence for
It's an offence to carry out coal mining operations without a licence.
The Coal Authority does not grant licences for shale gas exploration.
The regulatory body for hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is the Oil and Gas Authority.
In the event that any proposed drilling passes through coal deposits or workings within Great Britain, then the Coal Authority, as the owner of these, will need to be approached for permission.
Typically, this will take the form of a deep energy borehole access agreement.
To apply for a licence or other consent you will need to:
Coal Authority permitting and licensing team
200 Lichfield Lane
Email [email protected]
Telephone 01623 637 450
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:30pm
Link to Licences and Agreements issued by the Coal Authority added
Coal Authority statement about shale gas exploration added