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Assessing Welsh Aquaculture Activities

The two AWAA Interactions Spreadsheets in Excel present the potential sensitivity of biotopes (components of habitats) and species (designated within MPAs, SSSIs or included within the...

Modelled Distributions and Abundance of Cetaceans and Seabirds of Wales and Surrounding Waters

The data resource is a package of GIS shapefiles of modelled maximum and monthly (mean) densities of cetacean and seabird species presented in Natural Resources Wales’ Evidence Report No...

Marine Protected Areas in Welsh waters

The Marine protected area (MPA) network is a subset of existing protected sites that have marine features. Sites include: SACs, SPAs, Ramsars, SSSIs and MCZs. What features are considered...

Marine Licence Archive

The records contain coordinate data associated with historic and expired marine licence applications in Wales. The data allows the location of applications to be mapped to assess any in...

Marine Licences

The records contain coordinate data associated with current marine licence applications in Wales. The location of disposal sites is also available. This data allows the locations of licence...

Consented Discharges to Controlled Waters with Conditions

This dataset provide details of permit details as required under the Environmental Permit Regulations. Information is held for all permit holders and covers all substances that are...

Licenced Water Abstractions

The water abstractions dataset details all sites in Wales covered under the Water Act 2003 where all abstractions of 20 cubic metres or more require an abstraction licence

Environmental Permitting Regulations - Industrial Sites

The Environmental Permitting Regulations, amongst other things, implement the IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) Directive (EC/61/96) in England and Wales. Facilities...

Felling Licence Applications

Anyone wishing to fell trees must ensure that a licence or permission under a grant scheme has been issued by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) before any felling is carried out or that one of...

Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)

This spatial dataset contains the digital boundaries of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wales. SSSIs cover a wide range of habitats from small fens, bogs and riverside...

Terrestrial Phase 1 Habitat Survey

This dataset holds comprehensive habitat cover data for the whole of Wales derived from a programme of field recording that was begun by the Wales Field Unit (WFU) of the Nature Conservancy...

Marine Phase 1 Intertidal Habitat Survey

This is a dataset compiled of spatially-referenced survey data obtained from different intertidal communities (biotopes) in Wales. Maps include information on biotope location, species...

Tranquillity & Place Wales Sound Environment Part 1 2023

The nationally consistent terrestrial Tranquillity & Place resource identifies the strategic and local resource in remote, rural, peri-urban and urban areas for use as an evidence base...

Flood Map for Planning Flood Zones 2 and 3

The Flood Map for Planning (FMfP) includes climate change information to show how this will affect flood risk extents for rivers, the sea and surface water and small watercourses over the...

Flood Map for Planning (FMfP) TAN15 Defended Zones

The Flood Map for Planning (FMfP) includes climate change information to show how this will affect flood risk extents for rivers, the sea and surface water and small watercourses over the...

Areas Benefiting From Flood Defences

The Areas Benefitting from Flood Defences show areas in Wales that benefit from flood defences that protect against flooding from Rivers and the Sea. The areas shown benefit from different...

Flood Risk Assessment Wales (FRAW)

Flood Risk Assessment Wales provides a national assessment of risk flooding from Rivers, the Sea and Surface Water and Small Watercourses. The assessment takes into account flood defences...

Water Quality Exemptions

The Environmental Permitting Regulations contains exemptions from needing an environmental permit for certain water discharges and groundwater activities. Exemptions cover the discharge of...

Environment (Wales) Act Section 7 and OSPAR: Marine Species

Under the Environment (Wales) Act (2016), Section 7 requires biodiversity lists to be produced. These lists include types of species which are of 'Principle Importance' for the purpose of...

Wales Coast Path

This is a spatial dataset detailing the extent and location of the Wales Coast Path (WCP). The 870 mile long Wales Coast Path was officially opened in May 2012. It runs from the outskirts of...