Coal Mining & Coal Mining Risk Assessment – CMRA

Here at Earth Environmental & Geotechnical we are routinely commissioned to provide Coal Mining Risk Assessments (CMRA) to accompany planning applications.
A CMRA is required when a relevant development falls within a Coal Authority development high risk area, due to either former underground workings, potential shallow mineworkings or abandoned mineshafts.

The Manchester and Salford Planning Handbook is out today with advice on the “ins and outs” of the planning system in England, check out page 37 featuring Earth Environmental & Geotechnical and our list of Services call now to discuss your new development. Tel:0161 975 6088

If you’re buying a property or land for development, particularly for a proposed planning application, you need to know whether it’s affected by coal mining activity. Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have a Mineshaft and Sinkhole Helpline call now to discuss your new development. Tel:0161 975 6088

Another Mineshaft collapsed this month in Chesterfield, highlighting the dangers of historic coal mining activity. The hole appears to be a former mine shaft which collapsed in undergrowth to the left of the second hole at Chesterfield Golf Club.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical (Southern) Ltd were commissioned to undertake a combined coal mining assessment and geo-environmental site investigation for a site in Bristol for a proposed new residential development. The site was located in a development high risk area associated with mine entries and possible shallow depth unrecorded mine workings.

Coal Mine Shaft Collapses: Each Year in the UK an Average of 15 Mine Shafts Collapse.
Are You Aware of the Risks of Historical Coal Mining and Mining Activity and How It Can Impact Your Existing Site or Proposed Development? A Coal Mining Risk Assessment’s aim is to identify site specific coal mining risks and set out the proposed mitigation strategy to show that the site can be made safe and stable for the development being proposed.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical are involved in the detailed design of coal mine stabilisation measures for a large residential development

Hello I’m Shauna a Geotechnical Engineer. As a consultant at Earth Environmental and Geotechnical I’m often asked about CMRA’s and what they involve. A CMRA is a Coal Mining Risk Assessment and will be required as part of your planning application if your development is in a high risk area.

Are your plans undermined? How a Coal Mining Risk Assessment can help. If you’re buying a property or land for development, particularly for a proposed planning application, you need to know whether it’s affected by coal mining activity, Earth Environmental & Geotechnical has completed many Coal Mining Risk Reports for residential, commercial and industrial properties, and has extensive experience in relating these risk assessments to planning applications.

Coal Mine Shaft Investigation & Treatment, Wigan. As part of a planning application, we developed a Coal Mining Risk Assessment, which highlighted the presence of a suspected abandoned mine shaft on neighbouring land, but close to the development (residential) site boundary.