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Position on North Cornwall tin extraction project highlighted

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has confirmed the current status of its work on a project potentially seeking to extract tin from sand off the north Cornwall coast.

In the selected cases section of our website the MMO explains that the project is currently in the pre-application stage, which will not result in a marine licence being issued.

The MMO has confirmed that comments it receives relating to the scoping report will be passed to the developers, Marine Minerals Ltd. It also sets out the consultation process for marine licensing applications, should a full application be made by Marine Minerals Ltd.

Update: 1 March

We have updated the selected cases section with more information on the project including related licences and screening and scoping information.