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Fees for applications for permission to enter or disturb Coal Authority mining interests

Effective from 1st October 2018, all fees are inclusive of VAT

Fees are based upon the following:- the number of boreholes, the area of application or the number of mine entries to be investigated and/or treated.

The minimum fee for any application will be £111.00.

  • Area of the application (any number of shafts/adits within this area are included within the area fee). £111.00 per 0.1 hectare (1000 m2) up to a maximum of £2775.00 (for 2.5 ha or above).
  • Initial investigation purposes only. £111.00 for up to two boreholes, £55.50 per borehole thereafter. Should treatment then prove necessary, a further application would be needed to cover the whole treatment area at £111.00 per 0.1 hectare, however, the initial application fee would be deducted from this.
  • Shaft and adit investigation/treatment will be charged at £111.00 each (when not included within the above).

For further information regarding fees in connection with applications for permission to enter or disturb coal mining interests please contact the Licensing & Permits Office:- General Enquiries 01623 637320 or e-mail

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