The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association, the representative body for the marine aggregate sector, and The Crown Estate have jointly published a new good practice guidance for marine aggregate extraction operations in English waters. Dredging of sand and gravel from the seabed is long established in England to secure material used as construction aggregate, for beach […]

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This guide helps to explain the marine licensing process for Local Planning Authorities (LPAs). It will provide LPAs with a better understanding of: pre-application; application; joint working; other relevant matters, such as exemptions and self-service useful contacts.It is envisaged that this document will enable LPAs to apply for marine licences more efficiently, as well as […]

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Environment Agency   Last updated:    29 June 2017, see all updates How to assess the impact of your activity in estuarine (transitional) and coastal waters for the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The guidance is called Clearing the Waters for All. Contents Carry out your WFD assessment in stages Screening: exclude activities from scoping Scoping: identify risks to receptors […]

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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has published guidance on fish conservation for planners, developers, local authority officers and consultants, with the goal of improving fish conservation in the Tidal Thames region, encompassing all Local Authorities adjoining the River Thames between Teddington Lock and Gravesend. ZSL spoke to developers about this guidance at a Thames […]

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