Responsibilities include: prospecting/development licensing; exploration leases; monitoring abandoned mines; engagement with local councils on Local Development Plans; geoscience information and services through Geological Survey NI.
Geological Survey of Northern Ireland Tellus Project
Minerals and Petroleum legislation, policy and statutory rules
Minerals and Petroleum reports and statements
Minerals and Petroleum licensing for exploration and extraction
Local Development Plans - input on minerals
DfE Minerals and Petroleum Branch and the Geological Survey for Northern Ireland are actively engaging with Councils with a view to informing their Local Development Plans in relation to mineral development and the management of abandoned mines hazards.
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Access to information
How to request information from the Department for the Economy including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.