Commentary

71 Subsidence damage caused by coal mining

MINES, MINERALS AND LANDFILL vol 26(3)
| Commentary

71 Subsidence damage caused by coal mining

| Commentary

2: SUBSIDENCE DAMAGE

71 Subsidence damage caused by coal mining

The Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991 and regulations1 provide remedies against any person with responsibility for subsidence damage caused by coal mining. Subsidence damage is defined as any damage to land or to any buildings, structures or works on, in or over land, caused by the withdrawal of support from land in connection with lawful coal-mining operations2.

The Coal Industry Act 1994 contains provisions which allow licensed operators to withdraw support from land to enable coal to be worked3.

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