Minerals & mining
We own rights to a range of minerals, including sand, gravel, limestone and granite.
The Crown Estate owns rights to a range of minerals, including sand, gravel, limestone, granite, brick clay, slate and dimension stone.
We also manage the rights to deposits of gold and silver, known as Mines Royal. Our role is to consider applications from responsible parties for extraction and mining and where appropriate, to grant options, licences or leases. This process is subject to a number of conditions, including the required planning permissions and regulatory approvals.