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The Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995

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Notification of mineral applications

16.—(1) Where notice has been given for the purposes of this article to a mineral planning authority as respects land which is in their area and specified in the notice—

(a)by the Coal Authority that the land contains coal;

(b)by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry that it contains gas or oil; or

(c)by the Crown Estates Commissioners that it contains silver or gold,

the mineral planning authority shall not determine any application for planning permission to win and work any mineral on that land, without first notifying the body or person who gave the notice that an application has been made.

(2) In this article, “coal” means coal other than that—

(a)won or worked during the course of operations which are carried on exclusively for the purpose of exploring for coal; or

(b)which it is necessary to dig or carry away in the course of activities carried on for purposes which do not include the getting of coal or any product of coal.

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