| Commentary

39 Non-mineral development

| Commentary

39 Non-mineral development

With the pressures to reduce the development on greenfield sites, derelict or ‘brownfield’ sites (including old mine and quarry workings) have become a greater part of development particularly within the urban environment. Many such sites comprise former mineral workings which may be contaminated, and cleaning up such sites often requires mineral extraction on a significant scale. Developers should be aware that without securing all relevant statutory and ownership consents, clean-up works on such sites cannot begin. In many cases, such sites will involve coal extraction, and the Coal Authority have a model agreement dealing with the grant

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