Application support for dredging licence

Enabling two aggregate producers to conduct cross-border dredging in the Severn Estuary

Two marine aggregate producers require joint marine license applications to permit dredging and removal in an area of the Severn Estuary, located in both English and Welsh waters. Tarmac Marine and Hanson Aggregates Marine are seeking to increase the size of an existing dredging area to improve loading conditions and accessibility.

ABPmer was commissioned to help ensure the applications were suitable for both regulators, the Marine Management Organisation and Natural Resources Wales.

We provided support to both organisations, from pre-application through to submission and beyond, including a scoping report, environmental statement, and coastal impact assessment.

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