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Ian Harrison - We want to build a new building on Dobson Park Ince, but was there a mine/pit in the area?

Ian Harrison
13 March 2012
We want to build a new building on Dobson Park Ince, but there could be a mine/pit in the area

We are looking to erect a new build on Dobson Park Ince, and have been made aware that there was at one time a mine/pit somewhere in the area.

We can find no information as to whether this is in fact correct.

Would you or any contacts have any knowledge of this, and if possible any indications of the precise locations and if possible photographs

Many Thanks

Registered Office: Aidservice Ltd , Unit 15 Bradley Hall Trading Estate, Standish,

Wigan, WN6 0XQ

Company Reg Number: 4087290

Philip Wyles
30 May 2012
Dobson Park Ince Building

Hello Fionn,

Ian Harrison should contact The Coal Authority for details of mining activity likely to cause problems.

 The address for the web page is,

Whoever is applying for planning permission should apply for a search of the area in question and be prepared to pay for the information, not much change out of £100. Some very basic information is available free of charge but not enough to support a planning application in a known mining area.

Regards Phil

The Colliery Abandonment Plans are held by the Coal Authority at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
 Open the link, by clicking on the image above, it will take you to a new page on the Coal Authority Site.
 Go to the left hand side of the page, see red arrow. This is the open sesame to the information on abandonment
 plans. This includes viewing, having information printed and or copied on to DVD.

You are allowed one visit, free of charge by prior appointment, per month to view records. The visit is either a morning or afternoon session viewing information on one of eight PCs. If you need more visits then either wait a month to make another free visit or book and pay for more viewing sessions.

The contact details and price lists are also on the page or links to them. The cost of plans per colliery is around £80 plus VAT if printed out. Slightly cheaper if put on to DVD.

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