Minerals & Aggregates

MEAS provides minerals and aggregates planning advise to all six districts and represents the Liverpool City Region on the North West Aggregates Working Party.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes a requirement for Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) to plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates by preparing an annual Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA). MEAS on behalf of Merseyside and Halton works collaboratively with the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities and the Unitary authority of Warrington (together known as the ‘sub-region’), to produce the Local Aggregates Assessment working under the AWP apportionment as of the Managed Aggregate Supply System (MASS).

North West Aggregate Working Party

The North West Aggregates Working Party (NWAWP) comprises the following sub-regions:
Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester
Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Halton and Warrington



Annual Monitoring (AM) reports provides sales and reserve data each calendar year 1st January– 31st December . It is not a policy-making body, but is charged with data collection to facilitate planning by Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs), national government agencies and the industry, and to inform the public on the quantities of crushed rock, land-won Sand & Gravel and Landings of Marine- dredged sand  &  Gravel.