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Draft South Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans – November 2016

30/01/17

This consultation is in response to the Draft South Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans – November 2016 .

Mark Russell

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Southern North Sea possible Special Area of Conservation consultation (January 2016)

29/04/16

This consultation is in response to the Southern North Sea possible Special Area of Conservation consultation (January 2016).

Mark Russell

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Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren possible Special Area of Conservation consultation (January 2016)

29/04/16

This consultation is in response to the Bristol Channel Approaches / Dynesfeydd Môr Hafren possible Special Area of Conservation consultation (January 2016).

Mark Russell

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Hamford Water Special Protection Area Extension Consultation (January 2016)

20/04/16

This consultation is in response to the Hamford Water Special Protection Area Extension consultation (January 2016).

Mark Russell

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Solent & Dorset Coast Special Protection Area Consultation (January 2016)

20/04/16

This consultation is in response to the Solent & Dorset Coast Special Protection Area consultation (January 2016).

Mark Russell

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Consultation on sites proposed for designation in the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (January 2015)

24/04/15

This consultation is in response to the consultation on sites proposed for designation in the second tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (January 2015).

Mark Russell

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South Marine Plan Areas Options Report, February 2015

04/03/15

This consultation is in response to the South Marine Plan Areas Options Report oonsultation, February 2015.

Mark Russell

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Defra Marine Licence Recovery Proposal: Consultation on changes to procedures for recovery of certain marine licence decisions for Secretary of State determination

24/02/15

This consultation is in response to the consultation on changes to procedures for recovery of certain marine licence decisions for Secretary of State determination.

Mark Russell

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Developing the Welsh National Marine Plan.
A Draft Scope, Draft Vision and related Objectives including questions on the Draft Scope for the Sustainability Appraisal, August 2014

10/11/14

This consultation is in response to the consultation on developing the Welsh National Marine Plan. A Draft Scope, Draft Vision and related Objectives including questions on the Draft Scope for the Sustainability Appraisal, August 2014.

Mark Russell

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Draft vision & objectives for the South Inshore & Offshore marine plan areas

30/07/14

This consultation is in response to the draft vision & objectives for the South Inshore & Offshore marine plan areas.

Mark Russell

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Marine Licensing: Consultation on a revision to marine licensing fees and charges (September 2013)

18/11/13

This consultation is in response to the consultation on a revision to the marine licensing fees and charges.

Mark Russell

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Marine Licensing: Consultation on a revision to marine licensing fees and charges (September 2013)

18/11/13

This consultation is in response to the consultation on a revision to the marine licensing fees and charges.

Mark Russell

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South Plan Areas Analytical Report - September 2013

01/11/13

This consultation is in response to the South Plan Areas Analytical Report. Please click on the title to download the response.

Mark Russell

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Scottish National Marine Plan - Respondent Information Form

08/10/13

This respondent information form answers questions on the Scottish National Marine Plan. Please click on the title to download the form.

Mark Russell

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Draft East Inshore and East Offshore marine plans - July 2013

08/10/13

This consultation is in response to the Draft East Inshore and East Offshore marine plans. The response explains how a robust, efficient and proportionate planning regime which provides a framework to enable delivery of a ‘licence to operate’ for all activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters.

Mark Russell

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Marine Conservation Zones: Consultation on proposals for designation in 2013

27/03/13

This consultation response cautiously welcomes the proposals made by Defra in developing a network of Marine Conservation Zones in English waters. However, the response flags a number of issues relating to uncertainty over the practical implications of the first tranche of MCZ sites to marine development interests, and the need for a clear process and timescale to be established to allow the status of the remaining MCZ sites to be clarified as soon as possible in order to minimise the potential for ongoing planning blight.

Mark Russell

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Marine Licensing: Navigational dredging and other exemptions (August 2012)

19/10/12

This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposed modifications to the current Exemptions Order. Although the marine aggregate sectors’ activities are not directly affected by the maintenance dredging proposals, as an industry we do have considerable interest in the further exemptions being proposed for sediment sampling. Although we flagged the importance of being able to continue to undertake these activities during the development of the MACAA 2009, the introduction of a requirement for seabed sampling activities to be licensed has introduced a significant administrative burden on both operators and regulators – with turnaround times of 5 months+ for sampling applications to be determined, several of which were for surveys on areas already permitted for aggregate extraction.

Mark Russell

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Reporting Guidance for Business on Environmental Key Performance Indicators: a consultation on Guidance for UK Businesses (July 2012)

16/10/12

This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to comment on the revised guidance, and note the objectives of the document are to assist quoted companies to meet the additional requirements placed on them by the Companies Act 2006.

Mark Russell

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A response from BMAPA to the Welsh Government Consulation on a single environment body

01/05/12

This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to contribute to proposed arrangements for establishing and directing a new body for the managment of Wales' natural resources. A robust, efficient, and proportionate regulatory and management regime which delivers a 'license to operate' for activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of Welsh waters.

Mark Russell

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BMAPA Draft Vision amd Objectives for East Marine Plans

17/04/12

This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to contribute and participate in the marine planning process for the East Inshore and East Offshore areas. These two regions contain significant marine aggregate interests with production license areas in the Thames, East Coast and Humber regions.

Mark Russell

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BMAPA East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plan Areas, Evidence and Emerging Issues Draft Overview

10/01/12

Marine aggregate supplies play a key role in supporting the delivery of various Government policies, including Sustainable Communities, the regeneration of Thames Gateway and the 2012 Olympic Games. This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to contribute and participate in the marine planning process for the East Inshore and East Offshore areas. These two regions contain significant marine aggregate interests with production license areas in the Thames, East Coast and Humber regions.

Mark Russell

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The 'Lőfstedt' Review - Response from the MPA

27/07/11

MPA is at the leading edge of the drive towards a fully competency-assured workforce. We need the HSE to be a strong partner to industry in this endeavour. The Government, through the DWP, needs to ensure therefore that it supports rather than degrades the ability of the HSE to regulate efficiently and effectively. Read the consultation response for further comments.

Martin Isles

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BMAPA Strategic Scoping Report for Marine Planning in England, Draft - April 2011

21/06/11

This consultation response welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing English marine planning process being led by the Marine Management Organisation. A robust, efficient and proportionate planning regime which provides a framework to enable delivery of a 'license to operate' for all activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of English waters.

Mark Russell

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Welsh Assembly Government Consultation Document
Secondary legislation under the Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009:
Part 4 Marine Licensing
29.11.10 BMAPA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the consultation for
secondary legislation for Marine Licensing. A robust, efficient and proportionate regulatory regime which delivers a ‘licence to operate’ for activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters. Given the wide range of activities and operations that take place in the marine environment, it is also important that the information requirements and regulatory processes and expectations are as consistent as possible – allowing for the differing scales of activity, the environment in which they occur, their environmental significance and the nature of the associated impacts.
Mark Russell 128kb PDF file help
Consultation on a marine planning system for England 11.10.10 As a sector that has a range of ongoing licensed interests, many of which require renewal by the end of 2013, it is important to have clarity over licensing arrangements during the transitional planning period so that consents and decisions can be delivered while the Marine Plan process is evolving. Without continuity of licensing process, there is a risk that essential licence renewals may be delayed with knock on implications to both operator’s business interests and the supply of strategic construction aggregate resources. We note that transitional arrangements are proposed, but have some concerns over the reliance and interpretation of the Marine Policy Statement (MPS) in delivering decisions in the absence of a plan. Mark Russell 128kb PDF file help
UK Marine Policy Statement: A draft for consultation 11.10.10 A long term policy view to underpin the planning and regulatory functions is
absolutely essential to provide certainty and confidence to marine users,
particularly where significant long term capital investment is required to undertake the activity in question. As an example of this the current replacement value for the British marine aggregate dredging fleet is >£1 billion. Vessels are expected to have a working life of 25 years and, with the average age of the British fleet being 20 years old, significant investment will be required in the next 5-10 years. The Marine Policy Statement and the new planning and regulatory regimes that will support the delivery of it will provide an essential backdrop to these investment decisions.
Mark Russell 128kb PDF file help
Second consultation on secondary legislation under the Marine & Coastal Access
Bill: Part 4 Marine Licencing
11.10.10 BMAPA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the second consultation
on the secondary legislation for Marine Licensing. A robust, efficient and
proportionate regulatory regime which delivers a ‘licence to operate’ for activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters. Given the wide range of activities and operations that take place in the marine environment, it is also important that the information requirements and regulatory processes and expectations are as consistent as possible – allowing for the differing scales of activity, the environment in which they occur, their environmental significance and the nature of the associated impacts.
Mark Russell 128kb PDF file help
Pre-consultation on the draft UK Marine Policy Statement 07.05.10 BMAPA very much welcome the opportunity to comment on the draft UK Marine Policy Statement. An efficient and proportionate planning regime which provides a framework to enable delivery of a ‘licence to operate’ for all activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters. However, both the planning and regulatory processes need to be guided by a robust and clear long term policy that clearly sets out UK Government’s expectations and requirements for all uses of the marine environment. Mark Russell 128kb PDF file help
Consultation on marine plan areas within the English Inshore and English Offshore Marine Regions 12.02.10 BMAPA welcome the opportunity to comment on the considerations for the marine plan areas in English inshore and offshore regions. A robust, efficient and proportionate planning regime which provides a framework to enable delivery of a ‘licence to operate’ for all activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters. Mark Russell 115kb PDF file help
Protecting Welsh Seas
A draft strategy for marine protected areas in Wales
16.12.09 As previously stated in BMAPA's various responses during the Marine Bill development, the marine aggregate sector remains supportive of the proposal to create a network of sites of national nature conservation interest.They also support the intention that such designations would have to take into account socio-economic interests. Given the desire to deliver a more consistent and coherent approach to management and assessment across UK seas, it is essential that proposals for designation be bound by the same robust, evidence-led approach required for marine development licensing. Mark Russell 110kb PDF file help
Consultation on secondary legislation for England & Wales under the Marine
& Coastal Access Bill: Part 4 Marine Licensing
22.09.09 BMAPA responds to the first consultation on the secondary legislation for Marine Licensing saying, a robust, efficient and proportionate regulatory regime which delivers a ‘licence to operate’ for activities and operations is essential to support the wider sustainable development and management of UK waters. BMAPA supports the proposal for a single marine licence under the new regime. Mark Russell 149kb PDF file help
EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions consultation 08.09 MPA Comments on: the Consultation on Transposition of EU
Directive (2009/29/EC) revising EU Directive (2003/87/EC) and
relating to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data and National Implementation Measures.
Malcolm Simms 60kb PDF file help
Amendments to the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 1994 31.07.09 Proposed minor amendments to allow Special Nature Conservation Orders (SNCO) to apply to operations taking place on water. Mark Russell 100kb PDF file help
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