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  • Spatial data for Active Travel Act (Wales) 2013 Designated Localities, as a result of Direction designating localities in relation to Active Travel routes.

    The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2(4) and (5) of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 (“the Act”), make the following Direction:

    Section 2(1) of the Act provides that for

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  • Action to manage and improve air quality is largely driven by European (EU) legislation.  The 2008 ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) sets legally binding limits for concentrations in outdoor air of major air pollutants that impact public health such as particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).  As well as having direct effects, these

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  • Since December 1997 each local authority in the UK has been carrying out a review and assessment of air quality in their area. This involves measuring air pollution and trying to predict how it will change in the next few years. The aim of the review is to make sure that the national air quality objectives (PDF) will be achieved throughout the UK by the relevant deadlines. These

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  • This dataset comprises the boundaries of Ancient Woodland sites in Wales. Each site is categorised as either Ancient Semi Natural Woodland (ASNW), Restored Ancient Woodland Site (RAWS), Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS) or Ancient Woodland Site of Unknown Category (AWSU). Initially all woods greater than 2 ha shown on the Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25 000 1st Series maps surveyed between

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  • This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in Wales. AONBs are established under the Countryside Act of 1949, but unlike National Parks, AONBs are not created specifically for opportunities for recreation. However, recreation within AONBs is acceptable if it is consistent with the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty and the

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  • This dataset comprises of polygons relating to each site identified under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC); however these polygons have no formal status under the Bathing Water Directive. Where a site corresponds to a Sensitive Area under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in England & Wales, the polygon for that Sensitive Area is provided. For all other sites the

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  • Natural Resources Wales monitors bathing water sites identified under EC Bathing Waters Directive 2006/7/EC in Wales. Samples are taken throughout the bathing season from May to the end of September and analysed for two parameters: Escherichia coli and intestinal enterococci. A classification of bathing water quality, generally based on 4 years of sample results, is produced for each bathing

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  • The Better Woodlands for Wales (BWW) grant scheme ran from 2006 until the introduction of the Glastir Woodland Creation Grant scheme in 2010/11. BWW provided aid to land managers to achieve forest policy objectives, including the creation of new woodlands, and management of existing woodlands to secure a range of beneficial environmental and social amenity outcomes.

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  • This is a spatial dataset of the boundaries of Biogenetic Reserves in Wales. Biogenetic Reserves aim to conserve European flora, fauna and natural areas especially heathlands and dry grasslands, that although common in one country may be scarce in another. In this way a store of genetic material - the genes of plants and animals - is kept for the future, hence the term Biogenetic. To qualify for

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  • This spatial dataset contains the boundaries of biogenetic reserves in Wales. The Biosphere Reserve is an international designation made by UNESCO based on nominations made by more than 110 countries. These sites are chosen to conserve examples of areas which are characteristic of the world's natural regions. They must also be areas where people are important components of everyday life. The

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  • Built-up areas are defined as land which is ‘irreversibly urban in character’, meaning that they are characteristic of a village, town or city. They include areas of built-up land with a minimum of 20 hectares (200,000m2). Any areas with less than 200 metres between them are linked to become a single built-up area.

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    ‘Wrecks’ are designated under the 1973 Protection of Wrecks Act.

    There are numerous maritime wrecks in the seas around Wales. Although all of them have historic value, six currently have legal protection. These six are known as ‘designated wrecks’ or ‘protected wrecks’.

    ‘Wreck’ is the term used to describe something that has been

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  • Data drawn from annual reports of Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) participants for the most recent compliance year. This dataset covers the UK. This data is used in the Annual Report Publication (ARP) under Article 75 of the legislation establishing the scheme - the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013. This provides for publishing this information on the basis of participants' annual

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  • The CAMS Abstraction Management Strategy Reference Boundaries are an external reference dataset giving an indication of where technical assessments have been undertaken. CAMS helps to look at the balance between society, the economy and the environment. The technical assessment helps identify where water may be available for future use but also where water resource demands may be impacting the

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  • This GIS dataset and supporting information providing design / extreme sea level and typical surge information around the coastline of Wales under present day conditions. This is a specialist dataset which informs on work commenced around the coast ranging from coastal flood modelling, scheme design, strategic planning and flood risk assessments. The dataset contains the following layer

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  • This dataset provide details of permit details as required under the Environmental Permit Regulations. Information is held for all permit holders and covers all substances that are controlled. The data come from Natural Resources Wales public Register. The data set contains 3 tiers of information:

    Tier 1 – Site and General

    Information relating to the permit operator, discharge address and

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  • Boundaries of Conservation Areas in Wales, to conform with s.70(5) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990.  This dataset provides information on the map boundaries only. For the full information, including information on designations, individuals should contact the appropriate Local Authority.

  • Most Country Parks were designated in the 1970s, under the Countryside Act 1968 with the support of the former Countryside Commission. In more recent times there has been no specific financial support for Country Parks directly, and fewer have been designated. Most are managed by local authorities, although other organisations and private individuals can also run them. A Country Park is an area

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  • The Dedication Scheme (Basis I & II) was introduced in 1947 in order to encourage landowners to retain their land in forestry and to introduce good forestry practice. Basis III was introduced in 1974, providing grants for new planting and additional supplements for broadleaves. The Dedication Scheme was closed to new applicants in 1981. Land still under Dedication could continue to be within

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  • The Development Advice Map (DAM) shows areas at risk of flooding for the purposes of land-use planning. The DAM should be used alongside Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15 to guide new development away from areas at risk of flooding wherever possible. Together, they form a precautionary framework to guide planning decisions. The maps shown here are not designed for

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  • The Development Advice Map (DAM) shows areas at risk of flooding for the purposes of land-use planning. The DAM should be used alongside Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note (TAN) 15 to guide new development away from areas at risk of flooding wherever possible. Together, they form a precautionary framework to guide planning decisions. The maps shown here are not designed for

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  • This dataset is an archive of data relevant to the old Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC) and won't be updated now the directive is no longer in force. For the latest bathing water quality information please see https://environment.data.gov.uk/wales/bathing-waters/index.html. Every week during the bathing season (15 May to 30 September 1988-2014), the Environment Agency took samples from

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  • Permitted End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) sites that can meet the required standards in the ELV Directive for de-polluting vehicles. Authorised sites can have access to the DVLA Certificate of Destruction (CoD) scheme. Omission from this dataset does not necessarily mean that a site does not meet the End of Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive standards for an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Omission

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  • The Environmental Noise Directive required the Welsh Government to produce noise maps in 2012 for major roads, for major railways and for roads, railways and industry in agglomerations. This data package contains all the sound level contours calculated in 2012, in 5-decibel “A-weighted” contour bands. It also contains spatial data on the sources modelled (the major roads, major

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  • The Environmental Permitting Regulations, amongst other things, implement the IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) Directive (EC/61/96) in England and Wales. Facilities covered by this legislation are known as Installations and generally have significant releases to air, land or water, or carry out certain, larger scale, waste management activities. This dataset covers all Process

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  • Waste management licence is a legal document issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. A licence authorises the treatment, keeping or disposal of waste in or on the land. Once we have issued a licence, neither the activities nor the area of land may be changed unless the licence is modified. The Environmental Permitting Regulations, regulating waste sites, came into force on 6 April

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  • This dataset contains details pollution incidents reported to NRW. Only substantiated and closed environmental protection incidents are included.

    Data from 2013-04-01 to 2016-02-29 was stored in the legacy National Incident Recording System (NIRS) and provided as a seperate files. Data after 2016-03-01 is stored Incident Recording System (WIRS).

    Where these data indicate an incident

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  • Anyone wishing to fell trees must ensure that a licence or permission under a grant scheme has been issued by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) before any felling is carried out or that one of the exceptions apply. The applicant would normally need to get permission from the NRW to fell growing trees. This is usually given in a Felling Licence or an approval under a Dedication Scheme.This dataset

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  • Flood Alert Areas are geographical areas where it is possible for flooding to occur from rivers or the sea. A single Flood Alert Area may cover the floodplain within the Flood Warning Service Limit of multiple catchments of similar characteristics containing a number of Flood Warning Areas. A Flood Alert Area may also match that of a corresponding Flood Warning Area and warn for the possibility

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  • The Flood Map is a spatial dataset that shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to

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    Spatial data Flooding
  • The Flood Map is a spatial dataset which shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to

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  • Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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    Spatial data Flooding
  • The Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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    Spatial data Flooding
  • The Flood Map shows the areas across Wales that could be affected by flooding from rivers or the sea. It also shows flood defences and the areas that benefit from them. Flood Map is designed to raise awareness among the public local authorities and other organisations of the likelihood of flooding and to encourage people living and working in areas prone to flooding to find out more and take

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  • This spatial Flood Warning Areas dataset are geographical areas where NRW expect flooding to occur and where NRW provide a Flood Warning Service. Flood Warning Areas generally contain properties that are expected to flood from rivers or the sea. Specifically, Flood Warning Areas define locations within the Flood Warning Service Limit that represent a discrete community at risk of flooding. A

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  • This data layer was compiled by the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and uses 1km grid squares of point source data, as well as road transport data. These inputs are compiled, averaged, and mapped across the UK, and are then split by source category and further split by pollutant. The specific layer used in this project is ‘Total emissions <PM10’, which contains

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  • The HABMAP project was set up in response to the need for better spatial awareness of habitat distributions in the Southern Irish Sea. This work produced habitat maps of the seabed using novel predictive modelling techniques. The HABMAP Extension Project has built on the methods developed during the original project, and has repeated the modelling work using higher resolution / improved input

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    Spatial data Marine
  • This dataset provides an account of the work on connectivity and priority mapping in Wales and provides a basis for mapping connectivity. The output of the model is a series of mapping layers, known as core, focal and local networks. Together these provide a guide to overall habitat connectivity and can be interpreted in various ways to inform biodiversity action and environmental projects in

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  • The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 require that anyone who produces or holds hazardous waste at any premises Wales must register the premises with Natural Resources wales each year, unless the total quantity of hazardous waste is less than 500 kg each year. There is an online public register that allows searches to be run on registrations which shows the business name, registration reference,

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  • This spatial dataset contains boundaries of heritage coasts in Wales. Heritage Coasts occupy about a third of the Welsh coastline, that is 500 km (300 miles). These sites were set up to protect our coastlines from insensitive developments. Most are defined simply by the coastline between two named points, however some have clearly defined inland boundaries. Their status carries no legal

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  • Historic Flood Outlines is a spatial dataset which outlines the maximum extent of all recorded individual Historic Flood Events Outlines from river, the sea and groundwater springs and shows areas of land that have previously been subject to flooding in Wales. It is also possible that the pattern of flooding in this area has changed and that this area would now flood under different

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  • The General Quality Assessment (GQA) Headline Indicator scheme or GQAHI (previously known as GQA) was the national indicator for water quality in rivers and canals. It was designed to provide an accurate and consistent assessment of the state of water quality and how it changes over time. These assessments were made for Biological, Chemical and Nutrients and undertaken for discrete river

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    Spatial data Water
  • Historic Landfill Sites is a spatial dataset. These are landfill sites which have been taken off the Authorised Landfill Sites when the waste licence status changes to either:

    - Licence expired: Some licences issued under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 were time limited and expired on the date specified in the licence.

    - Licence Revoked: Whereby the licence has been entirely revoked and is

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  • A tile catalogue of Historic LiDAR DTMs and DSMs in Wales provided by Natural Resources Wales with download hyperlinks.

    This is a temporary asset provided until a more permanent solution is developed through the Welsh Government Lle portal. As such it is liable to change.

    The data are available, depending on time and location, in resolutions between 0.25 and 2m. In some locations there

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  • The River Quality Objectives (RQO) classification was used for planning water quality improvements until 2006 when the scheme ended. RQOs were assigned to all significantly sized rivers (based on river flow). Chemical samples were taken 12 times a year. Any river quality failures, their reasons and actions to be taken, were stored in separate tables. The national RQO classification scheme ceased

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  • Permits issued for Hydropower Generation sites. NRW assesses and licences hydropower schemes for the water they abstract and to protect the local and wider environment; this may require issuing one or a combination of Abstraction, Impoundment and Transfer licences dependant on the scheme/site. This dataset details the permits issued for new, varied or renewed hydropower schemes.

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  • This is a dataset compiled of spatially-referenced survey data obtained from different intertidal communities (biotopes) in Wales. Maps include information on biotope location, target note location, access and photographs points locations. Sites are mapped once and therefore are a 'snapshot' in time. Survey methodology is based on 'Handbook for Marine Intertidal Phase 1 Biotope Mapping Survey'.

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  • The European Mining Waste Directive (2006/21/EC) requires Member States to create an inventory of closed or abandoned mine waste facilities causing serious environmental impacts, and to make this inventory available to the public. A waste facility means any area designated for the accumulation or deposit of extractive waste.

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    Contains Natural Resources Wales information

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    Spatial data Waste
  • This is the Welsh subset of an inventory of standing waters (freshwater lakes and lochs) derived from Ordnance Survey digital map data at a scale of 1:50 000 . The inventory basic physical data such as location, surface area, perimeter and altitude. Catchment areas were computed for water bodies with a surface area larger than 1 ha from a digital terrain model (DTM) using customised routines in a

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  • LandMap is a unique national information system, allowing information about landscape in Wales to be collected and organised into a nationally consistent dataset. The Landmap database includes both objective and subjective information and is designed to enable landscape quality to be taken into account in decision making. Geographic dataset showing cultural landscape classification for Wales in

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