Notification of intention to drill a borehole or sink a well

This form is provided to assist in the provision of information required under the Mining Industry Act 1926 (including the Petroleum Production Act 1934) and the Water Resources Act 1991. (See separate leaflets setting out the statutory obligations).

The British Geological Survey welcomes the notification of the sinking of bores or site investigation work not covered by the above acts and those who wish to supply information on a voluntary basis should also use this form.

Contact details (* Denotes a required field)

*Notified under      

(max-length 400 characters)

(Please provide a detailed site plan if possible, preferably at 1:10 000 scale)
Geographic references

In order of preference, one of the following is required:

  1. National Grid Reference (NGR)
  2. British National Grid (BNG)
  3. latitude/longitude
  4. place name

If you would also like to send a site plan, please reply to the email confirmation that you will receive after you have successfully submitted this form and attach the plan.

National Grid Reference British National Grid Latitude / Longitude

only if grid refs not known

metres metres

Drilling details
Type of drilling      
Rock sampling      
Geophysical logging   
Lithological logging