Development in or affecting Ministry of Defence (MOD) danger and exercise areas should not be authorised without agreement from MOD.
- MOD is a consultee for the licensing of marine developments, to ensure offshore activities and developments do not adversely affect strategic defence interests or inhibit the use of designated danger and exercise areas.
- A proponent may wish to consider consulting with the appropriate decision maker and MOD in all circumstances to verify whether defence interests will be affected and ensure that national defence capabilities and interests are not compromised. Any applications which would adversely affect defence activities would need to demonstrate that permission had been granted by MOD, to ensure that the impact of a proposal does not conflict with the military use.
- MOD may seek mitigation measures to overcome any identified adverse effects on defence interests so that the development can proceed. MOD also engages in preparing development plans governing both on and offshore development to ensure MOD interests are appropriately recognised and taken into account.
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)
- Munitions dumps (UK Hydrographic Office)
- Ministry of Defence Danger and Exercise Areas (UK Hydrographic Office)
- Ministry of Defence estates within 5km of mean high water (Ministry of Defence)
- Safeguarding data within 5km of mean high water (Ministry of Defence)
- Military low flying zones (Department of Energy and Climate Change)
Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.