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Self-service for Marine Licences

The MMO has introduced an automated process for obtaining permission to carry out activities which are a low risk to the marine environment. Applicants are now able to self-assess their proposals against specific criteria using a new assistance tool. Where projects qualify they can complete an online form and instantly get a licence for their activity.

The new self-service scheme, which covers six categories of activity, has also enabled the MMO to reduce the associated cost for such applications from £175 to £50.

Some of the activities which may qualify for the new scheme are:

  • Burial at sea

  • Maintenance of existing structures and assets

  • Minor removals

  • Non-navigational clearance dredging

  • Beach maintenance activities

  • Deposit of markers

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Posted 17/07/2017 08:33

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