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Aggregates safeguarding map of North East Wales

British Geological Survey. 2012 Aggregates safeguarding map of North East Wales. OR/12/029. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey.

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Abstract/Summary

Aggregates Safeguarding Map of Wales - As mineral resources are finite and are not evenly distributed, knowledge about their whereabouts is essential for making effective and sustainable planning decisions that consider the needs of future generations. Access to mineral resources can be prevented or restricted (sterilised) by non-mineral development and the process of ‘mineral safeguarding’ ensures that this does not occur unnecessarily when planning applications are determined. An effective safeguarding system requires the adoption of ‘mineral safeguarding areas’ and the adoption of suitable policies through which development is managed in these areas. The aggregates safeguarding maps have been compiled to assist Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) in the delineation of aggregates safeguarding areas in Local Development Plans.

Item Type: Publication - Map
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Minerals and waste
Scale: 1:100 000
Geographical Extent: North East Wales
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 01 Nov 2012 13:50
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/20132

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