Seminar for planners on the Scottish coalfields

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The Coal Authority will be talking about Britain’s coal mining legacy and managing the environmental impacts of historical mining within the local planning process at a half-day event hosted by Glasgow City Council on Wednesday, 4 September 2019,

There will be a presentation by Melanie Lindsley and Deb Roberts from our Planning Development Team, before a question and answer session and an opportunity to view local coal abandonment plans and photographs from our archive.

If you are a planning officer with any council on the Scottish coalfield and would like to book a place at the seminar, which is CPD accredited, contact: planningconsultation@coal.gov.uk

Melanie Lindsley said the seminar, the latest in a series, will be a great opportunity to engage with local authority partners in Scotland and added:

The Coal Authority deals with more than 180 Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in England, Scotland and Wales and we provide more than 9,000 consultation responses each year.

We began proactive engagement with LPAs last year to discuss and review the process, to better understand the issues planners face in the former coalfields and consider how we can improve our consultation processes.

LPAs are able to access our Development High Risk Area and Surface Coal Resource data sets and we provide them with guidance, which we update every two years.

However, it is always good to speak to planning colleagues in person and these events are an excellent way of doing this and have been very well received.

Event details:

Venue: Glasgow City Council, Exchange House, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX.

Time: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Book your place: planningconsultation@coal.gov.uk

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