Screening tool launched for development on coalfield sites

An online screening tool has been launched for local planning authorities, developers and consultants to identify problems that may arise when developing a site within coalfield areas.

The Coal Authority and Environment Agency (EA) launched the tool yesterday. 

The accompanying guidance states: “If you are developing a site within a coalfield area you may need to give additional consideration to the proposed drainage and infiltration so that [sustainable drainge] may be appropriately designed and implemented.”

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