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Forth Crossing Act 2011

Section 8 – Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

36.The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 establishes a consent regime for such works as described in section 7. It is not appropriate for the Forth Crossing works once authorised by the Parliament under the Act to be subject to a further consent regime. Accordingly, section 8 enables the Scottish Ministers to undertake the Forth Crossing works without having to obtain a license for any activity that may be required under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 .

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