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POLICY R2

Proposals for coal mining, processing and recovery will only be supported where:

  1. There is a positive response to the general requirements listed in Policy R1,
  2. There would be no significant adverse effect on landscape, natural heritage and the historic environment,
  3. The function and character of any green wedge would not be prejudiced,
  4. There would be no adverse impact on the quality and/or quantity of controlled waters,
  5. Practical and effective measures can be taken to prevent anticipated minewater problems,
  6. Access arrangements are adequate and the volume and type of traffic generated can be safely accommodated on the highway network,
  7. No significant danger, damage or disruption would arise from subsidence or ground instability,
  8. Proposals for coal extraction will not be permitted within 500m of settlements, sensitive development or International and National Designations of environmental and cultural importance.

Where planning permission is granted for coal mining, a financial bond or other means of security will be required so as to secure satisfactory restoration, landscaping and aftercare.

Development proposals that would affect the working of known potential resources, as identified on the Proposals Map, will have to be accompanied by a full assessment of the potential resource and the impact of the proposal in terms of sterilising the resource. Permission will be refused if the assessment indicates that the resource would be sterilised.

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