583. Power to enter former mining land.

The following provisions apply where a local authority has carried out, is carrying out or is considering whether to carry out works1 on any land for the purpose of (1) reclaiming or improving land under which relevant operations2 have been, but are no longer being, carried out; or (2) enabling it to be brought into use3.

A person duly authorised in writing by the authority may at any reasonable time enter such land4 in order to (a) carry out the works referred to; (b) survey the land for the purpose of ascertaining the effect on it of the works; (c)