Preference should be given to proposals for cable installation where the method of installation is burial. Where burial is not achievable, decisions should take account of protection measures for the cable that may be proposed by the applicant.
- Proponents may wish to consult with the appropriate decision maker to determine if there are any current or proposed cable installations in the area of the proposal.
- Proponents may wish to consider ways, in discussion with the relevant decision makers, to avoid or minimise and mitigate potential negative effects upon an existing cables.
- Proponents may wish to consider how to maintain the qualities of the area to be developed if a cable is intended to be buried. For telecommunications cables this applies only in the inshore area.
- When considering installing a new cable, it may be beneficial for a proponent to consider existing infrastructure, like substations, when deciding the landfall site.
Reproduced with permission of the Marine Management Organisation, Ordnance Survey and UKHO. © British Crown Copyright. All rights reserved. Permission number Defra 012012.003.
This plan policy references the following data sources:
- East marine plan areas (MMO)
- Offshore Wind Round 3 Zone (The Crown Estate)
- Submarine cables (UK Hydrographic Office)
- Submarine cable area (UK Hydrographic Office)
Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.