Example Coal Mining Risk Assessment CMRA

What does a Coal Mining Risk Assessment CMRA actually look like?

Coal Mining Risk Assessments 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 proposed development. If you are developing a site within a High Risk area of the coalfield, your local authority will require a Coal Mining Risk Assessment alongside your planning application.  While some types of development may be exempt most new buildings and building extensions are not. The CMRA is a desk study report based on a Coal Mining Report and other available maps & plans.

But what is actually in the report?

Here is an example of a Coal Mining Risk Assessment CMRA and what detail your report may have.

The purpose of  the CMRA is to present a desk-based review of all available information on the coal mining legacy relevant to the site, and then propose further investigation or mitigation measures that address the coal mining legacy. If the desk based assessment identifies the site is at risk then an intrusive site investigation is required. The staged approach from desk based study to ground investigation identifies the risk to a potential development site

Without a Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA) your planning application may not get approval and your development could be delayed.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical can help identify if your site falls within a High Risk area and needs a CMRA or whether your development is exempt.

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