Management of Disused Tips

Blaencwm tip

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

Tip No: Tip Name Eastings Northings Comments
T01 Aber 351 293500 190800 -
T02 Abercynon 159/Putwell Farm 106 309100 193700 Two separate tips inspected as one
T03 Merthyr Vale 141 (Aberfan) 306600 200600 -
T04 Avon 369 28900 196500 -
T05 Bilston Glen and Kilburn 328323 664751 -
T06 Blaenant 1001 320700 212150 -
T07 Glenrondda 220
Gelnrondda 469
Tydraw 221
Tydraw 468
291750
291900
292600
292300
198100
198630
198700
198360
These tips are being inspected by Halcrow Consultants as part of the overall Blaencwm landslide site.
T08 Blaenmelyn 522 324100 206300 -
T12 Caerau 393 286600 194600 -
T13 Calverton 7/8/9 460500 351100 -
T13 Cannock Wood 21-010-141 403600 312400 -
T15 Castle 129 306500 202300 -
T16 Cnwc 753 305600 201300 -
T17 Cwmtillery 576 321600 206600 -
T19 Deerplay 387100 426500 -
T20 Douglas Rigside 105 286700 635300 -
T21 Frances 044/045 331170 693950 -
T22 Littleton 21-160-171 396600 312200 -
T23 Llanover 596 317900 200800 -
T24 Marine 567 317900 204400 -
T25 Marine 568 318500 204400 -
T25 Marine 569 318600 204500 -
T26 Markham Main L1/2/3 461800 403900 -
T27 Michael 333550 696100 -
T28 Mynydd Corrwg Fechan 380 288300 200400 -
T30 North Rhondda 383/384 288900 200800 Two separate tips inspected as one (T30, T31)
T31 Ogmore Washery 349/Rhondda Main 348 294100 188500 Two separate tips inspected as one (T30, T31)
T35 Snowdown 101 624700 151000 -
T36 South Griffin 572 320000 206400 -
T37 Tymawr 430 306000 191300 -
T40 Whitwell 11/091 353600 376000 -
T41 Wilsontown 2 294200 655500 -
T42 Windsor Mountain Ropeway 421 310900 190200 -
T43 Garnet 368800 406360 Closed landfill site - not a colliery spoil tip.
T47 Marin 570 318700 204100 -

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