Proposals within or adjacent to licensed dredging and disposal areas should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference;
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
- Proposals should show that they do not have a significant adverse impact on licensed dredging and disposal areas. This could include maps.
- If this is not possible, proposals should show how impacts will be minimised or mitigated.
- 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.
- 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.
- Existing legislation and regulations should also be considered, such as maintenance dredging protocols.