Disused open-cast mines can be a great cause for concern within local communities, with a number of problems to leaving an area un-restored.
In addition to the possible health and safety risks of an unprotected site with steep faces or deep water, there is the potential for localised water contamination or a loss of bio-diversity in the area. Fly-tipping can also exacerbate an already unattractive landscape.
Restoring the area presents an opportunity to reclaim the land and bring it back into community use.
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