Minerals Preferred Areas

Preferred Areas
Alternative Title
Minerals Local Plan, MLP2007
Dataset Language
Areas with no planning permission in March 2007, identified as locations which are favoured for mineral working to meet the requirements of the Minerals Local Plan (adopted March 2007)

If these sites were to come forward for extraction the precise boundaries would be determined at the planning application stage.
Topic Category
Keyword Value: Mineral Resources
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary (IPSV)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: Version 2.00 - 2006-05-23

Keyword Value:Mineral Resources
Originating Controlled Vocabulary: GEMET - INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes (GEMET)
Originating Controlled Vocabulary Citation: 2008-12-05
Temporal Extent
Dataset Reference Date
Date: 2007-11-20
Date Type: Publication
Research by Jacobs Babtie, based on British Geological Survey data.
Boundaries formalised by the County Development Unit, following public consultation and review.

IPR: Ordnance Survey
Product: 10,000 Mapping
Date: 2007

IPR: Ordnance Survey
Product: MasterMap
Date: 2007

IPR: National Environment Reseach Council
Product: British Geological Survey 1:50,000 Data
Date: 2007

IPR: Hertfordshire County Council's Intellectual Property Rights
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Longitude: -0.76
East Bounding Longitude: 0.22
North Bounding Latitude: 52.10
South Bounding Latitude: 51.58
Extent: Hertfordshire
Authority Code: GB-HRT
Vertical Extent Information
Minimum Value:
Maximum Value:
Coordinate reference system:
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Reference System: National Grid of Great Britain
Authority Code: GB
Spatial Resolution
10 metre
Resource Locator
Data Format
Name of Format: ESRI/Shape file, ESRI/SDE
Version of the Format: - NOT APPLICABLE-
Responsible Organisation
Steve Bayley
Mapping & GIS Officer
GIS Team
Hertfordshire Shared Managed Services
Role: Distributor

Julie Greaves
Team Leader - Minerals & Waste Planning & Policy
Spatial & Land Use Planning
Strategic Planning & Environmental Management Group
Hertfordshire County Council
Role: Custodian
Update Frequency
Limitations on Public Access
Copyright Controlled. Use is subject to licence.
Use Constraints
Licensed under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement and by agreement of National Environment Reseach Council.

You must use the appropriate Copyright Acknowledgement;

For internal use:
For external use:
For Publicly Available Electronic Copies the following must also be added:
  • The HCC Watermark;
  • The phrase: "Use of this data is subject to terms and conditions." set out in a legible font and conspicuous position must form a clear hyperlink to

This data is supplied without guarantee or any warranty as to the accuracy, currency or completeness, and is provided as is, excluding any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including (but not limited to) satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Additional information source
British Geological Survey - Mineral Resource Data:
Unique Resource Identifier
Code: MLP2007PreferredAreas
Codespace: Minerals
Spatial Data Service Type
Coupled Resource
Resource Type
Specification Name: COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1205/2008 of 3 December 2008 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards metadata
Specification Date: 2008-12-04
Specification Date Type: Publication
Degree: False (Not Conformant)
Explanation: Not xml

Data Specifications for Annex 2 and 3 not confirmed
Metadata Date
Metadata Language
Metadata Point of Contact
Hertfordshire County Council - Corporate GIS Team
More Information
Review date
Name Long Name Description
SiteName Name
SiteType Name of the Mineral Consultation Area
X The easting co-ordinate of a nominal point representing the site.
Y The northing co-ordinate of a nominal point representing the site.
OSGB36 National Grid Bounding Coordinates
West: 486000 East: 552000 North: 245000 South: 189000