The Coal Authority non-residential report is essential for any site within a coal field.


Why this report?

  • Gives up-to-date expert advice on the effects of coal mining within the property boundary

  • It identifies potentially 15 areas of risk ranging from past underground mining to mine gas emissions

  • The Coal Authority’s authoritative data means this report brings peace of mind to people looking to develop land


This definitive report offers expert advice based on the Coal Authority’s unique database of coal mining information. The report indentifies any mine entries, underground mining or any geological faults have been identified within the property boundary. It also highlights if there have been any subsidence claims within the property plot as well as any record of mine gas emissions.

What does it cover?

  • Detailed findings of past, present and any future underground coal mining
  • Any known coal mine entries within 20 metres of the boundary of the property
  • Evidence of coal mining subsidence damage claims within 50 metres of the boundary
  • Mine gas emission requiring action
  • Any hazards relating to coal mining
  • Information from the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board

*Report includes Groundsure Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.