Coastal Development

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 full y the interaction of these different regimes and 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 purse consents in a timely and cost effective manner, thereby reducing project delay.

We also advise on a range of related mattes 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.

Relevant Experience
  • Major coastal regeneration project: Advising in respect of a major coastal regeneration project (in excess of £500 million GDV), including the Harbour Empowerment/Revision Order, planning permission, marine licenses, other marine consents and environmental consents.
  • Gibraltar Blue Water Super Yacht Development (£1.4 billion GDV): Advising Camoren Holdings Limited including preliminary development, funding and strategic advice, negotiation of framework agreement and funding agreement.
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI): Advising and acting for the RNLI in respect of the charity's marine licensing requirements for maintenance of all existing infrastructure across the UK. Successfully secured the grant of a ground breaking ten year regional marine licence.
  • Multi-million pound coastal developments: Advising  in respect of planning permission, marine licences, other marine consents (including Wildlife Licensing), the Public Right of Navigation and EIA Regulation 10 Deferral connected to a number of multi-million pound coastal developments.
  • Osprey Quay Marina, Weymouth (Olympics): Advising SWRDA on construction contract amendments and collateral warranties in relation to Osprey Quay Marina, Weymouth for the Olympics
  • Harbour Revision and Harbour Closure Orders: Advising in respect of a Harbour Revision Order application (including drafting the HRO). Advising a statutory harbour authority in respect of a potential Harbour Closure Order. Objecting to a Harbour Revision Order on behalf of a third party organisation.
  • Marine Cable Installation: Advising a marine cable installation contractor in related to disputed variations under a FIDIC Yellow Book contract for termination and testing of 18 kilometres of core submarine cables in relation to an offshore windfarm.

Key Contact

Lara Moore

Senior Associate

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+44 (0)1392 333861

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