Aggregates Resource Area

Welsh Government

The aggregates resource area is partly the Key Resource Areas (KRA) identified by The Crown Estate (TCE, 2014), which has the following definition as defined by The Crown Estate (2014); The footprints of these elements were combined to form the spatial extent of the updated Marine Minerals KRA. This dataset also includes prospective coarse sand and gravel resource areas, and areas known to contain important sand and gravel resources. These areas extend beyond The Crown Estate Key Resource Area (Bide et al. 2013). References: KRA definition extracted from GIS metadata (The Crown Estate, 2014). Bide, T.P., Balson, P.S., Mankelow, J.M., Shaw, R.A., Walters, A.S. and Campbell, E. (2013). The Mineral Resources of Welsh Waters and the Irish Sea. British Geological Survey Open Report, OR/12/097. 26pp.


Derivation of RAs

Resource Areas (RAs) are broad areas that describe for some sectors the distribution of a particular resource that has the potential to be used or is used.

RA derivation does not include environmental factors, the assessment of which must be undertaken before issuing a licence; at which point more detail is known on any proposal.

Please refer to the full RA derivation text for this sector and others.

May 2017

Appears under
Marine Planning Spatial data

Description Type Endpoint
Web Map Service (WMS) WMS (appdata-wg-marine:aggregates_ra)
Web Feature Service (WFS) WFS (appdata-wg-marine:aggregates_ra)