Energy Minerals

Our experience and quality of work in the energy minerals area is, we believe, second to none due to our longstanding involvement with the UK coal mining industry. We offer our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge, including from within the industry, to assist their businesses continuity and help to ensure sustained levels of production to serve the continuing demand for indigenous coal in the country’s energy mix. All our work is ensured to be ‘Inquiry ready’, knowing that planning consent at a local level is increasingly challenging, and we have considerable experience appearing as expert witnesses at Public Inquiry.

We build, lead and co-ordinate specialist teams of consultants to deliver robust EIA in support of surface coal mine sites which are normally greenfield developments but may have contamination or poor ground conditions from former mine workings. Our chartered planning team has particular expertise in coordinating large and complex submissions. Our team of chartered landscape architects provide specialist input to landscape and visual assessment, in line with best practice guidance, restoration design and aftercare advice (See our Landscape page for details). We work with industry-standard software such as LSS in order to dovetail designs with geology and geotechnical best practice and to fully assess through the design stages large elements such as overburden mounds, soil bunds and face profiles.

The following projects provide a snapshot overview of the range of projects we have worked on but cannot cover every example.

Contact us to discuss our experience relevant to your specific needs.


Examination of the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan

Stephenson Halliday recently represented Frack Free Ryedale (FFR) in relation to the Examination of the North Yorkshire Minerals and Waste Joint Plan (NY MWJP)....

West Cumbria Mining Ltd

Stephenson Halliday Ltd was commissioned by West Cumbria Mining Ltd to submit notifications of intention to develop for four exploratory boreholes in West Cumbria....