Aggregates Resource Area

Welsh Government

The Crown Estate Key Resource Area (KRA) 2014 as extended by Bide et al. 2013 - See RA derivation text (link below) for full methodology.

Areas known to contain important sand and gravel resources. Published as part of the research project Mineral Resource Assessment of the UK Continental Shelf commissioned by The Crown Estate and as modified by them.

This dataset also includes prospective coarse sand and gravel resource areas, and areas known to contain important sand and gravel resources (Bide et al. 2013 Appendix 1 & 2) which extends the KRA area.

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)