Aggregates, potash and other minerals

Official announcements about planned or existing projects, or comments we may make on topics of discussion within the industry, can be found here.

Notification of consideration of tin and other minerals extraction licencing off the coast of Cornwall

The Crown Estate is considering offering rights in 2019 to extract tin and other minerals lying on and under the seabed out to 12 nautical miles off the coast of Cornwall.

Parties are requested to register interest in the potential offer at: from noon on 5 March 2018. Registration will close at noon on 29 March 2018.

If you require any further information, please contact:

Expressions of interest sought - marine aggregate extraction tender round 

The Crown Estate invites interested parties to complete an expression of interest (“EoI”) for the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round.

The tender process will seek bids from operators for rights to prospect the seabed in all regions of The Crown Estate mineral ownership and to obtain an option for a “Production Agreement” to extract marine aggregate.

The EoI information is available electronically by registration on The Crown Estate eTendering Portal, from noon on Tuesday 27th February 2018 until noon on Thursday 29th March 2018.

All expressions must be received by The Crown Estate by noon on Thursday 29th March 2018.

If you require further information in relation to the 2018 Marine Aggregate Extraction Tender Round (which is not contained in the EoI information) or if you have any queries in relation to The Crown Estate’s marine aggregate activities please contact

Expressions of interest sought - Minerals and Infrastructure (M&I) Agent Tender

The Crown Estate is seeking to appoint a managing agent to manage its marine minerals and infrastructure portfolio. The appointment will be for five years from 1 January 2019. 

Expressions of interest in the tender are to be registered at from 12 noon on Monday 19 March 2018 until 12 noon on Monday 16 April 2018. 

It is anticipated that an invitation to tender will be issued during the week commencing Monday 30 April 2018 with bids to be returned by 8 June 2018 and award to be made in July 2018.