Government response

MMO confirms permission for judicial review has been granted

The MMO has been notified that the High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of a marine licensing decision


On 8 October the MMO was notified by the High Court that they have granted permission for a judicial review to proceed on the MMO’s decision to grant a marine licence for dredging at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport and disposal at the Rame Head South disposal site.

This is not a final determination of the claim in favour of the claimant, but means that a full hearing of the application will take place.

The order received from the court acknowledges the need for maintenance dredging in relation to HMNB Devonport.

As proceedings are ongoing the MMO has no further comment to make at this stage.

HM Courts and Tribunals Service guidance explains the judicial review process in more detail.

Further details about the specific case are on the MMO website.

Published 8 October 2014