Informal consultation on new marine licensing system
First published: 10 February 2011
Last updated: 24 March 2011
Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 provides a framework for a new marine licensing system that will enable regulators to make sustainable and effective decisions on activities that may be carried out in the marine area.
The act consolidates and modernises the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (FEPA) and the Coast Protection Act 1949 (CPA), and simplifies the marine licensing system by removing complexity and overlap between the two existing acts that has developed over the years.
We continue to work hard to achieve a smooth transition between the existing systems and new marine licensing system, and have produced draft operating guidance on the different activities that the new licensing system will cover.
- Marine licensing process
- Construction and removals
- Dredging disposal and aggregate dredging
- Burial at sea
- Harbour Act
- Environmental impact assessment
- Habitats Regulations
- Emergency works
- Fees and charges
The deadline for consultation responses has passed.