Where proposals require marine aggregates as part of their construction, preference should be given to using marine aggregates sourced from the South Marine Plan area. If this is not appropriate, proposals should state why.
- Proposals should show how locally sourced marine aggregate will be used.
- Where it is not possible to use locally sourced marine aggregate, a case for proceeding should be included, stating why it is not appropriate.
- Public authorities should assess whether locally sourced marine aggregates have been considered, and where they are not used the case for proceeding is justified.
- Decisions should reflect any emerging local plans, local aggregate assessments and proposals that have a marine and land based element to them.
- Local plans should include policies to safeguard suitable wharf and transport facilities for landed marine aggregates