Severn Estuary Partnership Maps

The following maps were reproduced for two separate SEP reports, the Severn Estuary Strategy report (Autumn 2001), and the more recent State of the Severn Estuary Report (Autumn 2011). It was felt that visitors to the website would benefit from these maps being showcased on the site to gain a deeper understanding as to the dynamic nature of the Severn Estuary. To understand the context behind the maps, visitors are encouraged to explore the reports which contain these maps.


Maps of the State of the Severn Estuary Report

Published in 2011 by the Severn Estuary Partnership and Cardiff University, in collaboration with the Environment Agency (Wales). With support from the Interreg IVb IMCORE project, the report has been developed to incorporate contributions from the University’s lecturers, local industries, stakeholders and even Estuary residents – such as Miranda Krestovnikoff, presenter of the BBC’s Coast series – who kindly wrote the foreword and launched the summary document at the 2011 annual Severn Estuary Forum. This document is set to be the first in a series that reports on the state of and changes in the natural and human environment of the Severn Estuary, establishing baseline data in the context of climate and other coastal change. Link

  • Air quality
  • Archaeological sites
  • Bathing water quality
  • Bird Watching Locations
  • Conservation areas
  • Dredging sites
  • Hydrology
  • Jurisdiction
  • Power generation
  • Tourism and recreation
  • Water quality


Maps of the Severn Estuary Strategy report

Published in 2001, the Severn Estuary Strategy report outlined Policy recommendations and Proposals for Action for the Estuary, and along with key stakeholders and partners has produced a Consultation Draft for the Strategy for the Severn Estuary. As a result of this consultation and the co-ordinated efforts of many key partners in dealing with the responses, numerous appropriate changes were incorporated into the final Strategy for the Severn Estuary. Link

  • Coastal defences
  • Coastal processes and topography
  • Designated conservation areas
  • Estuary water quality and statutory monitoring sites
  • Fisheries and angling
  • Landscape
  • Licensed dredging sites
  • Major atmospheric discharges and nuclear licensed site discharges regulated by the Environment Agency
  • Major developments proposed in development plans
  • Major industrial discharges
  • Major sewage discharges and planned improvements
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and other features of interest
  • Relevant Authorities areas of jurisdiction
  • Scheduled Ancient Monuments
  • Severn Estuary Infrastructure
  • Tourist attractions and recreational areas


Please note that some information contained in these maps may have changed subsequent to production. They are schematic only, and the user must ensure the validity of the information contained therein and that they are appropriate for the purpose of use. Mapping is based upon on OS maps with permission of OS on behalf of HMSO. © Crown copyright ed275492. Please refer to copyright section if you are considering using these maps.

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