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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Paragraph 9: Dredging

948.Dredging that involves moving sediment around the sea (as opposed to lifting it out of the sea and taking it to a deposition site) was not licensable under FEPA or the Coast Protection Act 1949. Plough and hydrodynamic dredging are two examples of this. Under the Act these types of dredging need a marine licence. This paragraph delays the requirement for a marine licence for such dredging activities by one year from the date of commencement of the marine licensing functions of the Act. Any order made under section 320 that makes further transitional arrangements may specify additional types of dredging activity that are subject to the one-year grace period.

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