Coast and offshore marine licensing can be complex, and increasingly must account for the requirements of international legislation and European directives, such as the EIA Directive, Habitats and Birds Directive and the Water Framework Directive.
ABPmer has a long history of providing a wide range of advice and support to those wishing to obtain planning permissions, marine licenses and consents. This includes not only undertaking the respective assessments, but defining and agreeing the required mitigation and compensation measures.
We regularly prepare Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans to accompany Environmental Statements. Such plans satisfy decision makers that impacts will be proactively managed and so can help secure consent and streamline the process.
Our specialist Environment team also advises policy makers, regulatory bodies and industry on improvements to marine licensing arrangements and often provides training to regulators.