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RTPI learning Partner Profile - The Coal Authority

The Coal AuthorityThe Coal Authority is a non-departmental public body under the Department of Energy and Climate Change, funded by grant in aid from the tax payer to fulfil statutory duties across England, Scotland and Wales from a single centralised office in Nottinghamshire. We protect the public and environment in mining areas. We manage the historic legacy of coal minig in terms of public safety hazards 9land/building collapses), subsidence claims and the water pollution caused by past mining. Our information and records on coal mining are widely available to support conveyancing and property transactions and enable stakeholders to make more informed decisions in coalfield areas. The regulatory duties provide the statutory consultation responses on planning matters, managing teh coal resources and related land as the state asset and licensing the privatised coal industry.


The Coal Authority is a statutory consultee in the planning process, providing advice to Local Authorities and developers on pre-application enquiries, planning applications, appeals and statutory development plans. Our planning staff and supporting systems manage consultations on 50, 000 planning applications and 500 development plans per year across coalfield areas. Our planners are also needed across other departmental projects; e.g. deliver property management strategies, land acquisition and disposals; mine water treatment schemes; public safety and subsidence remedial works as well as helping to raise the external profile of teh Coal Authority.


Training & Development highlights

  • Full Payment of RTPI fees for applications and annual professional subscriptions for each individual.
  • Quarterly performance reviews with competency framework.
  • Structured training programmes available for all grades, formally and informally with CPD events, work shadowing, mentoring and coaching.
  • Investors in People accredited.

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