The areas shown on these maps have been defined from combining landscape
character areas and potential for survival of deposits areas. A significance score for each
management area has been calculated by combining the value assigned to the landscape character
areas and the value assigned to the potential for survival areas. The significance scores
are graded from low to high and are designed to provide a quick reference to the potential
importance of any one area with, for example, a low score having medium archaeological/historic
landscape potential and low potential for survival, and a very high score having high archaeological/historic
landscape potential and high potential for survival.
Significance scores are an approximation; as for most areas more data is
required. To aid planners and others concerned with managing the marine environment broad-brush
guidance is provided for each management area.
As with some previous maps, the boundary between management areas should
be regarding as a broad zone of change, which might be refined in the future.
Note: These management areas have been designed primarily for the use of
decision makers in Wales, but the general principles they represent may well be appropriate
for equivalent English users.
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on that area. Click on the cross in the top right hand corner to get rid of the box.