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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 78: Special procedure for applications relating to harbour works

255.This section takes effect where a marine licence is required and an application for a harbour order (for example in respect of certain harbour works) has been, or is likely to be, made.

256.In such cases the authority granting, or likely to grant, the harbour order, in conjunction with the marine licensing authority, if it is a different body, may issue a notice to the applicant stating that both the application for a harbour order and the application will be subject to the same administrative procedure. That procedure will secure that the two related applications for the two different permissions are dealt with in parallel at the same time rather than in sequence. In cases where only one of the applications has been received, that application must not be dealt with until the other application is received.

257.When both applications have been received the process that the applications will go through is that which is to be determined by the Secretary of State in any order made under subsection (6). That order may modify the process as specified in the Harbours Act 1964 and disapply any provision of the marine licensing process.

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