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Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Section 79: Special procedure for applications relating to certain electricity works

258.This section takes effect where both a marine licence and consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (in relation to offshore generating stations) are required.

259.In such cases the authority to determine consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act, 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 section 36 consent and the application for a marine licence 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.

260.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 Electricity Act 1989 and disapply any provision of the marine licensing process.

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