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Marine Licensing in Wales

An overview of Marine Licensing in Wales is given on the NRW website here…

Under the Marine and Coastal Access Act (MCAA) 2009 it is a licensable marine activity to (amongst other things): construct any works either in or over the sea or on or under the sea bed; or carry out any form of dredging.

NRW undertake marine licensing on behalf of the Welsh Govt and must have regard for: the need to protect the environment, human health or interference with legitimate uses of the sea; and other relevant matters.

Marine Licence Applications for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay


Original application

The application made by TLSB in 2014 is here… The Environmental Statement submitted by TLSB applied equally to the Development Consent process and to the Marine Licensing process, so much of the material on the DCO page applies here as well.

Our initial response is here…

NRW MLT (Marine Licensing Team) said that they wouldn’t take a decision until the DCO examination had been completed.

Rather than duplicate the effort being put into the parallel DCO application, we asked the MLT if they would wait until all the DCO examination had been completed and then allow us to submit a representation summarising everything. They agreed to this and on 18 January 2015 we sent them copies of all our submissions to the DCO ExA, which can be seen on the Development Consent page here…. Our email and its attachments are also reproduced here:

2015-01-18 PASAS Email to MLT.pdf…

01 PASAS and FL Submissions and TLSB Responses.zip…

02 PASAS and FL Submissions and TLSB Responses.zip…

03 PASAS and FL Submissions and TLSB Responses.zip…


Further information and correspondence with Marine Licensing Team

On a number of occasions since then TLSB have submitted new information to MLT, ie, further information not included in the original application. Such new information is supposed to be advertised, with a 6 week public consultation period. Details of NRW consultations on new information and of our responses are given below.


30 April 2015. Meeting with NRW MLT.

2015-04-30 ORDML145 Tidal Lagoon  Minutes Pasas V1.pdf…


12 May 2015. Turbine Mortality Trigger Levels.

MLT covering email…

TLSB AEMP Turbine mortality trigger levels framework.pdf…


22 May 2015. Monitoring of Turbine Mortality.

MLT covering email…

580N1601 Swansea tidal turbine fish entrainment monitoring.pdf…


1 June 2015. Revised Fish Impact Assessment.

MLT covering email…

THA Technical note - Fish Draw Zone.pdf…

Technical Note Turbine selection-minimising impacts on fish.pdf…

Technical Note herring remodel background.pdf…

Revised Summary impacts on VERs_V2 without AFD mitigation 1 June 2015.pdf…

Fish Deterrent Options Technical note 1st June 2015.pdf…

Extension to Appendix 9-3.pdf…


28 June 2015.  PASAS responses and further correspondence:

Covering email…

Letter 28 June…

Attachment 1…

Attachment 2…

2015-07-10 MLT Response to PASAS.pdf…

2015-07-10 PASAS Email to MLT etc.pdf…

Swansea Expert Assessment_TLSB AEMP_Report_17 June 2015.pdf…

2015-07-14 PASAS Representations re TLSB ML Application.pdf…

2015-07-16 MLT Response to PASAS.pdf…

2015-08-19 PASAS Representations re TLSB ML Application.pdf…

2015-08-26 MLT Response to PASAS.pdf…


26 August 2015. Further Info re Revised Fish Impact Assessment.

MLT covering email…

IBM SensitivityTesting Marine Licence 21 August 2015.pdf…

580N1701_Technical_Advice_Note-Swansea_Fish_Community_Analysis.pdf…

AFD and ADD provisional layout.pdf…

Documents supplied previously but referred to in above and supplied again:

Environmental Statement Appendix 9.3.PDF…

Extension to Appendix 9-3.pdf…

Technical Note Turbine selection-minimising impacts on fish.pdf…

580N1002 SensitivityTestsSalmonids.pdf…

7.6.2 Olfactory trails note.pdf…

7.1.5 Note_ New smolt analysis.pdf…

PASAS email to MLT re exchange with TLSB:

2015-08-27 PASAS Email to MLT.pdf…

PASAS responses to 26 August consultation:

2015-09-03 PASAS email to MLT.pdf…

2015-09-07 PASAS email to MLT.pdf…

2015-10-01 PASAS email to MLT.pdf…



Further information and correspondence with Marine Licensing Team

(contd)


6 November 2015. Alternative (Volumetric) Fish Impact Assessment.

MLT covering email…

Further MLT email…

TLSB Expanded Fish Encounter Scenarios FINAL 16-8.pdf…

Technical Note Turbine selection-minimising impacts on fish including CF.pdf…

STRIKERv4 detail table.pdf…

Bristol Channel Fish Length frequency.pdf…

Presentation on which no views sought:

TLSB Modelling Marine Licence Meeting rev1 13 Oct15.pdf…

PASAS response:

2015-12-04 Email PASAS to MLT re fish lengths and STRIKER.pdf

2015-12-22 PASAS etc Representations re TLSB ML Application.pdf…

MLT response:

2016-01-08 MLT Email to PASAS.pdf…

2016-01-08 MLT Response to PASAS.pdf…


18 July 2016. Further Alternative (Draw Zone and Alternative Draw Zone) Fish Impact Assessment.

MLT covering email 1…

Alternative Fish Impact Assessment Methodology.pdf…

Alternative Fish Impact Assessment Results.pdf…

Fisheries Assessment Mitigation Monitoring and Offsetting Framework.pdf…

Fisheries matters not agreed requiring clarification.pdf…

Revised Appendix 7.7.1 Summary of fisheries for valued ecological recept....pdf…

Swansea Tidal Turbines STRIKER IV Fish Injury Assessment for 7.2m diamet....pdf…

TLSB-TLP-PMO-DWG-XXX AUTHORISED DEVELOPMENT OFFSHORE WORKS.pdf…

Offshore Coordinates.pdf…

Addendum to TLSB Updated WFD Assessment, October 2014_RBMP cycle 1 v cyc....pdf…

TLSB Response to NRW MLT WFD cumulative effect 290615_updated 170616.pdf…

MLT covering email 2…

Alternative Fish Impact Assessment Results Appendix 5 1of2.zip…

MLT covering email 3…

Alternative Fish Impact Assessment Results Appendix 5 2of2.zip…

PASAS response:

2016-09-16 PASAS etc Representations re TLSB ML Application.pdf…

MLT response and TLSB Reaction:

2016-12-01 MLT Letter to PASAS re Fish Impact Levels.pdf…

2016-12-22 TLSB Letter to MLT.pdf…


MLT Internal Briefing:

2017-03 MLT Internal Briefing Note 18.pdf…


10 July 2017. Further Revised (Draw Zone and Monte Carlo Analysis) Fish Impact Assessment.

Covering email 1…

1. TLSB_Addendum 1_Monte Carlo Analysis of Alternative Draw Zone Models 070717.pdf…

2. TLSB_Addendum 2_Turbine Avoidance Behaviour of Fish 300617.pdf…

3. TLSB_Addendum 3_ STRIKER V predicted Fish Injury Outputs with Monte Carlo Simulation 300617.pdf…

4. TLSB_Report to Inform Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) for Determination of Marine Licence_070717.pdf…

5. RBMP Cycle 2 Review and River and Transitional Water Body Fish Quality Element Compliance Assessment 300617.pdf…

6. TLSB Response to NRW MLT WFD Cumulative Effects 29 June 2015, 17 June 2016 and 29 June 2017_070717.pdf…

7. TLSB_Updated Water Framework Directive Information to Support NRW Article 4.7 Assessment for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay 300617.pdf…

10.  Supporting models and workbooks relating to item 1:

Covering email 2…

Two documents supplied by TLSB but not part of MLT’s consultation:

8. TLSB_Responses to NRW and Cefas comments August 2016 to March 2017 300617.xlsx…

9. TLSB_Statement of Understanding with regards to fisheries TLSB update June 2017 300617.docx…


PASAS response 2017-08-21:

2017-08-21 PASAS etc Representations re TLSB proposals 2017-07.pdf…

Guidance_documentN°20_Mars09.pdf…

Key Issue Paper 4.7 - Final.pdf…

2017-09-06 Updated Annex 1 - Comments for PASAS_GM 6Sept17.pdf…


Further information and correspondence with Marine Licensing Team  (now known as NRW Permitting Service, NRW-PS)

(contd)


MLT Internal Briefings:

2017-07-31 ORDML145 Briefing Note Version 19…

2017-11-16 ORDML145 Briefing Note Version 20…


8 December 2017. Meeting with NRW and their expert advisers.

PASAS notes in preparation for meeting…

PASAS response to draft minutes…

NRW minutes of the meeting…


MLT Internal Briefing:

2017-12-21 ORDML145 Briefing Note Version 21…


19 February 2018. NRW consultation on TLSB response to NRW modelling proposals.

NRW covering email…

NRW parameter proposals and TLSB responses…

Response by Dr Guy Mawle for PASAS…


MLT Internal Briefing:

2018-03-19 ORDML145 Briefing Note Version 22…


1 February 2019. NRW consultation on TLSB’s latest submission re modelling of fisheries impacts.

NRW covering email 1 February…

NRW consultation letter 31 January…

TLSB report February 2018…

NRW letter to TLSB March 2018…

NRW letter to TLSB September 2018…

NRW-PS / TLSB exchanges:

Re Parameter Change Requests from NRW PS…

Re Specific Scenario Tests Requested…

Re NRW PS Instructions in Letter 12 Sept 2018…

TLSB report January 2019…

2019-03-03 PASAS response…

2019-03-03 PASAS workings sheet 1…

2019-03-03 PASAS workings sheet 2…

2019-03-03 PASAS workings sheet 3…

Other responses to the consultation, obtained via freedom of information requests:

NRW Fisheries response…

Cefas (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) response…

Environment Agency (England) response…


5 February 2019.  Potential steps in the Marine Licence determination process with indicative timescales.

Note from NRW covering email: “… the most recent version of the ‘Potential steps in the marine licence determination process with indicative timescales’ Gantt chart that was produced last week following the submission of the sensitivity analysis. It must be noted that this provides potential steps and indicative timescales and they are subject to change. The steps required to be undertaken will be informed by the outputs of the previous steps and could change as a result of the content of the submissions. Steps could also take longer or shorter amounts of time than indicated on the chart.”

Potential steps in the Marine Licence determination_produced 28-01-19…



14 March 2019. ABP environmental appraisal of their proposal to reinstate the West Pier.

Nothing to do with the lagoon but this appraisal is being posted here because the project requires a Marine Licence like the lagoon and also has the potential to affect salmon and sea trout during migration. At 44MB it’s too big to distribute in other ways.

ABP Environmental appraisal of their proposal to reinstate the West Pier…


1 Oct 2019

Where to find things

Overview of the project and our concerns here…

Details of the consents required here…

Progress of the Development Consent application and our involvement here…

Links to development consent documents here…

Progress of the Marine Licence application and our involvement - this page

Click on the plan for a larger version.


Other Websites


Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay website…

TLSB application for Development Consent…

Planning Inspectorate website…

Marine Licensing Team website…