This Scottish Government consultation seeks views on more effective regulation to secure restoration at existing and future (opencast) coal mines where coaling is incomplete and for future sites including extensions.

The consultation considers more effective regulation in the opencast coal sector. It makes provision for the restoration of any site and is fundamental to potential future operations including: community acceptability, the functioning and credibility of the planning system, environmental stewardship, public sector finances and corporate responsibility.

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