The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today (7 April) held meetings with both the wind farm developer Dong Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC). These discussions included a review of the initial evidence gathered from monitoring activities. MMO provided an update about this on 21 March. While some evidence of noise has been identified, this evidence is inconclusive and not robust enough for the MMO to make decisions relating to the construction of the wind farm.
A number of changes come into to effect from 6 April 2014 affecting applications for developments at sea. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is responsible for regulating depositing or removal of substances or objects from the seabed or elsewhere in tidal waters under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. Since MMO vested in 2010 it has continued to develop the licensing process, resulting in a quicker turnaround and less regulatory burden for applicants.
England’s first ever plans for the future of our seas have been published today (2 April 2014). The marine plans – which provide much-needed guidance for sustainable development in English waters – cover the coast and seas from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. They have been developed by the Marine Management Organisation on behalf of the Secretary of State Owen Paterson, who has formally approved the plans.
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