Marine aggregates are an important resource for England and Wales, and there is a long history of marine aggregate extraction in our waters.
Changes to the marine licence application system to help people to work out whether they need consent and in some cases obtain a self-service licence online.
To help explain more about our varied marine licensing remit we take a brief look at a selection of activities carried out by the team in early 2017.
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Dr Shaun Nicholson, Head of Marine Licensing at the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), explains more about the decision-making process for applications and how the public can have their say on proposed activities.
The MMO’s involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel project represents a new approach, not only in how we work with marine licensing applicants but also in some of the methods being used to construct the development.
Cultural projects such as art installations are something the MMO occasionally gets involved in due its marine licensing remit. An example of this being the commemoration of the Great Fire of London.
The MMO is working with the Port of London Authority to limit duplication for businesses seeking to carry out development in the Thames.
As human activities in the marine area increase so does underwater noise. Understanding and mitigating the impact of this is an important part of the sustainable development of our seas and protecting the marine environment for future generations.
As part of our marine licensing remit we regulate activities removing items or substances from the seabed. This covers a wide range of things including the production of aggregates for use in construction, dredging for navigation and more unusually unexploded …