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Consultation for Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre closes tomorrow

Application to construct and operate a tidal energy demonstration site near the Isle of Wight

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People who want to put forward their views on the application from Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Limited (PTEC) should do so by emailing marine.consents@marinemanagement.org.uk before midnight on Friday 20 February 2015. They should include the reasoning and rationale for their views in their consultation response. The application (ref: MLA/2014/000563) can be accessed via the MMO Public Register.

The MMO received the application from PTEC on 29 November 2014 and a public consultation was opened on 23 December 2014. The consultation is in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations.

A MMO spokesperson said:

“We want to ensure that people provide their views and we encourage them to complete the consultation documents by the closing date.

“Following the consultation process, we will consider any representations received and ensure any outstanding matters are addressed before making a decision. We aim to determine marine licence applications with 13 weeks.”

PTEC has applied to the Marine Management Organisation and Isle of Wight Council (as the local planning authority).

More information:

Contact the MMO communications team:

Email: media@marinemanagement.org.uk Telephone: 0191 376 2541 Website: www.gov.uk/mmo Twitter: @the_mmo

Published 19 February 2015