TARMAC BIDS TO CARRY OUT CORE SAMPLING IN BRISTOL CHANNEL

The proposed new sand and gravel dredging area in the Bristol Channel

The proposed new sand and gravel dredging area in the Bristol Channel

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to consider an application by Tarmac Marine Ltd  to carry out “Vibracore sampling”  in the Bristol Channel West of Steepholm Island.

The sampling would take place in “Area 572” –  a proposed new aggregate dredging area and will carried out to verify the types of sand and rock in the area.

There are restrictions in place preventing dredging in several parts of the Severn Estuary  although the area is one of the main sources of sand and gravel for the building industry. The sea bed is owned by Crown Estates but consent has to be obtained from the relevant local authorities and the Welsh Government.

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3 Responses to TARMAC BIDS TO CARRY OUT CORE SAMPLING IN BRISTOL CHANNEL

  1. Timothy Hughes says:

    I think the sand used to construct the main embankment of the Cardiff Barrage had to be extracted from the Somerset side because of the moratorium on extracting from the welsh side. Not sure whether the sand actually knew its nationality.

  2. sjleworthy says:

    you mean the Barrage is basically english?

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