Socio-Economic Impacts of Marine Aggregates Extraction

A framework for including socio-economic values within Environmental Impact Assessment - highlighting impacts of aggregate dredging on specific marine industries

This framework aims specifically to demonstrate how socio-economic information can be used in marine dredging licensing decisions in conjunction with Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).  Socio-economic information is used to show the interactions between different uses of the marine environment at both local and regional levels.




The framework will help to:

Feed socio-economic data into the EIA process for new marine aggregates licence areas Allow the comparison of socio-economic impacts of different marine uses

Who is the framework for?

Marine aggregates industry, Marine Consultants, & Spatial Planners. Funding


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The Crown Estate

Marine Environment Protection ALSF