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Implementing the Methodology for Assessing the Environmental Capacity for Primary Aggregates (IMAECA) - Executive Summary

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Minerals Technical Advice Note 1: Aggregates (2004) proposes a different approach to the provision of aggregates in Wales through a careful assessment of the supply of aggregates based on a study of the environmental capacity of resource areas.
Research commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government, titled “Establishing a Methodology for Assessing Aggregates Demand and Supply” (EMAADS) completed in 2003, examined different ways of providing for aggregates and developed a new methodology, which is based on environmental capacity, for assessing the suitability of different areas of Wales to supply primary aggregates.