Management of Disused Tips
The Authority owns 41 disused tips and associated structures (2010).
All tips and associated lands are subject to a rigorous programme of inspection and regular monitoring in the interests of public safety and environmental protection. Modern technology has been embraced and use is made of telemetry for remote monitoring of key indicators on Blaencwm Landslide and seven other tip locations in South Wales. Following the successful use of laser scanning to supplement knowledge gained from conventional survey monitoring at Blaencwm, its use has now been extended to monitor a coastal landslip affecting part of Frances Tip in Fife.
Restoration of Littleton Tip & Quarry was commended in the large landscape project category at the Constructing Staffordshire Awards Ceremony 2008 organised by the West Midlands Centre for Construction Excellence.
Spoil Tip Locations:
The Coal Authority’s Public Safety and Subsidence Team manage a number of spoil tips throughout Britain, they operate under the Code of Practice for the management of disused tips.
The locations of each of these spoil tips is illustrated below:
Tip Locations and Co-ordinates