This matrix illustrates the possible consents that may be needed for coastal development and works. It is not prescriptive as all developments will be different in their scale, location and nature but it acts as a guide to the consents that you should consider when developing your proposals. It is an applicants responsibility to apply for the correct consents and you should always refer to the consenting body for a definitive answer. This is particularly the case where the work is maintenance based such as replacement or refurbishment as local rules may apply. Minor works may also be exempted or covered by a self service Marine Licence rather than having to undertake a full Marine Licence application.
Once you have looked through the table, please refer to our page on consent details for more information on consents, consenting authority and exemptions. Please also read our Other Considerations page as this includes information on important issues that may need to be considered when applying for consents.