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Dredging and Disposal Policy S-DD-1

Proposals within or adjacent to licensed dredging and disposal areas should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference;

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on licensed dredging and disposal areas
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposals should show that they do not have a significant adverse impact on licensed dredging and disposal areas. This could include maps.
  2. If this is not possible, proposals should show how impacts will be minimised or mitigated. 
  3. If it is not possible to minimise or mitigate then a proposal should show why the development or activity should be approved, such as supporting the South Marine Plan vision and objectives or other specific policies. 
  4. Proposals should show any consultation with stakeholders such as harbour authorities or The Crown Estate, including any issues arising and suggested measures to avoid, minimise or mitigate them. 
  5. Existing legislation and regulations should also be considered, such as maintenance dredging protocols.