Notice is hereby given that Cemex UK Marine Ltd – Baltic Wharf, Marine Parade, Southampton, SO14 5JF – has applied to Marine Management Organisation, (“MMO”) for a marine licence to carry out a regulated activity under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009. The project requires an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) consent and is subject to the requirement for an EIA under the Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (“the EIA Regulations”). An environmental statement has been prepared by the applicant.

The application is to progress an EIA to support a Marine Licence application to apply for permission to dredge aggregates from The Crown Estate Application Area 1804. Area 1804 is being proposed by Cemex UK Marine Ltd to meet future market demand and maintain and develop reserves in the East Coast region to supplement cargoes from elsewhere.

Copies of the environmental statement and the above documents can be viewed on line in the MMO’s Public Register at

A copy of the application, environmental statement and other documents required by the EIA Regulations are also available for public inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at Lowestoft Library (Clapham Road South, NR32 1DR) for a period of 42 days from the date of the first notice (15.03.2024).

Copies of the same documents may also be inspected free of charge, during normal office hours and by prior appointment at the offices of the MMO, Lancaster House, Newcastle upon Tyne, during the same period.

If printed copies of the above documents are requested, a charge (not exceeding reasonable copying costs) may be payable.

Representations in respect of the application should ordinarily be made by:

• Visiting the MMO public register at PUBLIC_REGISTER/search?area=3 and accessing the ‘make a comment’ section of case reference MLA/2023/00477.

However, we will also accept representations via the following formats:

• By email to; or alternatively

• By letter addressed to Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH.

In all cases, correspondence must:

• Be received within 42 days of the date of the first notice (15.03.2024);

• Quote the case reference MLA/2023/00477; and

• include an address to which correspondence relating to the representation or objection may be sent.

Representations received from members of the public will be dealt with in accordance with Schedule 5 of the EIA Regulations. Copies of written representations received by MMO will be sent to the applicant and may also be made publicly available. The MMO is an appropriate authority under the EIA Regulations. In determining the application, the MMO as appropriate authority will make the EIA consent decision for the project. The MMO will also make a decision whether to grant regulatory approval (for a marine licence) under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

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