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We collect information annually from mineral operators in the County about the amount of mineral that has been extracted in the previous year and the estimated reserve of mineral. This information is confidential at a local level, but has been amalgamated with data from other Counties by the South Wales Regional Aggregates Working Party (SWRAWP). A copy of the latest published survey can be obtained from:

Hugh Towns, Secretary SWRAWP c/o Regeneration & Leisure Carmarthenshire County Council Civic Offices Crescent Road Llandeilo SA19 6HW Telephone: 01558 825373 E-mail:

In Monmouthshire County Council, the Planning Policy Manager is responsible for minerals policy and the current sand and gravel safeguarding issue in the Usk Valley; for information regarding minerals planning applications and their review please contact the Planning Policy Manager.