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Aggregates Policy S-AGG-1

Proposals in areas where a licence for extraction of aggregates has been granted or formally applied for should not be authorised, unless it is demonstrated that the other development or activity is compatible with aggregate extraction.

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposals that are in areas licensed for aggregate extraction should provide evidence of an assessment of the potential impacts on aggregate extraction activity.
  2. Proposals should include a map showing the location of the proposal and areas with aggregate extraction licences.
  3. Regional Active Dredge Area (RADA) charts provide information on aggregate extraction activity, and can be used to plan when activities can take place. They are available from the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association.
  4. The Crown Estate can help understand if and how a proposal will impact on an existing or potential aggregate extraction area.  Any consultation with the Crown Estate can be included in the proposal.