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The Restoration and Aftercare of Coal and Aggregate Workings in Wales

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This study provides a snapshot of the restoration and aftercare progress at mineral sites in Wales which have ceased working during the last ten years.

The report covers the state of restoration and aftercare at quarry sites in Wales. It also contains estimates of the sites where restoration and aftercare planning conditions have been applicable and how far these have been complied with.

Guidance and legislation is available to ensure that suitable restoration conditions and/or legal agreements can be attached and if necessary enforced.

This study has shown that this is not always achieved in practice.