A mining area means land which lies within 1 km of the workings of any mine whether currently being worked or disused, or land in relation to which a licence to mine minerals has been granted.
This is land where mining operations may have been carried out, may be ongoing or may be carried out in the future. It is an area where mining operations and borehole operations may affect one another.
It includes the volume of land which lies within the locus of all points lying 1000 metres, measured in any direction, from any mine working. The extent of mine workings and the location and proximity of a borehole must be considered in three dimensions.
Source: A Guide to the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995, Guidance on Regulations (UK HSE L72), Second Edition, 2008. Regulatory Guidance
“Mining area” means land—
- within one kilometre, in a horizontal or other direction, of the workings in a mine (whether disused or not); or
- in relation to which a licence to mine for minerals has been granted.
Source: The Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995, UK S.I. 1995/2038, 1995. Regulations