Obtaining the consents required for coastal development can be a complex and time consuming process. Such consents may include one or a number of the following consents; planning permission, marine licences, harbour orders, harbour 'works' licences, EIA consent, a development consent order (DCO), compulsory purchase order (CPO), a transport and works act order and related environmental consents.
Failure to understand fully the interaction of these different regimes can lead to the wrong consenting strategy being pursued and projects being severely delayed or halted. We have an in-depth knowledge of the interaction between these regimes (including any exemptions or permitted development rights which may apply). This enables us to pursue consents in a timely and cost-effective manner, thereby reducing project delay.
We also advise on a range of related matters which may need to be considered at the early stages of a development including; interference with the public right of navigation, EIA deferrals, statutory harbour powers, wildlife licensing and marine licensing associated with structure maintenance.
We are able to provide a seamless service from inception of development proposals through to utilisation or disposal of the completed development; including all aspects of commercial property, construction and finance.