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Class E – coal mining development by a licensee of the British Coal Corporation

 

British Coal CorporationWe will not be expanding upon Class E which is for development by a licensee of the British Coal Corporation including the winning, working and development underground as required, within Planning Geek at this time.

The legislation can be found below. If you need the guidance of Planning Geek in the process for Class E, please contact us for any assistance or book a Zoom call today.

 

 

Legislation

 

Class E – coal mining development by a licensee of the British Coal Corporation

Permitted development

E. Development by a licensee of the British Coal Corporation, in a mine started before 1st July 1948, consisting of—

(a) the winning and working underground of coal or coal-related minerals in a designated seam area; or

(b) the carrying out of development underground which is required in order to gain access to and work coal or coal-related minerals in a designated seam area.

Interpretation of Class E

E.1 For the purposes of Class E—

“coal-related minerals” means minerals other than coal which can only be economically worked in association with the working of coal or which can only be economically brought to the surface by the use of a mine of coal;

“designated seam area” has the same meaning as in paragraph D.2 of this Part; and

“a licensee of the British Coal Corporation” means any person who is for the time being authorised by virtue of section 25(3) of the Coal Industry Act 1994 (coal-mining operations to be licensed) to carry on coal-mining operations to which section 25 of that Act applies.

BCC Page Updated: 16th August 2023

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