Applied geological mapping in the Wrexham area: geology and land-use planning

Hains, B.A.. 1991 Applied geological mapping in the Wrexham area: geology and land-use planning. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 104pp. (WA/91/004) (Unpublished)

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The study area covers the northern part of the ‘Denbighshire’ Coalfield and its environs. It is centred on Wrexham, thlea rgest town in North Wales. This area has beenu ndergoing a transformation with the decline of coal mining and associated heavy industries and their replacement by an expanding service sector and new light and high-technology industries. Two other significant parts of the local economy, agriculture and the mineral extraction industry, continue top lay an important role. The decline of the coal industry hasle ft a legacy of old workings, abandoned shafts and adits, and spoil heaps. Additionally there are many disused and extant workings for sand and gravel, limestone and brick-clay. This history of exploitation of mineral resources has given rise to variable ground conditions which can pose problems for development. Consequently there is a need for detailed up-to-date geological information to enabl planning policies to bea pplied int he most cost-effective manner.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: NERC, Department of the Environment
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 12 Mar 2015 11:33 +0 (UTC)

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