Coal Mining & Coal Mining Risk Assessment – CMRA

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.

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.

A residential developer requested a Coal Mining Risk Assessment to be undertaken as part of a planning application submission, as the land fell within a Coal Authority Development High Risk Area

A Developer requested a combined Phase I and Phase II Investigation for a proposed residential development on a existing river bank in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.