Research and analysis

The sensitivity of local communities to landward vehicle movements

Evidence requirement R112: The sensitivity of local communities to landward vehicle movements


The sensitivity of local communities to landward vehicle movements

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Requirement R112

Understand the impact of vehicle movements on land, linked to marine projects

Requirement detail

Marine activities can have landward impacts but statutory advisors do not always have the information to advise marine regulators on these impacts.

The MMO would like to identify where and how landward vehicle/vessel movements are impacting on the marine environments. This should particularly explore the sensitivities of local communities and tourism to landward vehicle/vessel movements. It should also examine how these impacts can be assessed, allowing effective and appropriate consideration of these impacts within the licensing framework.

MMO use

Marine licensing: To help to consider the full impact of vehicle movements for projects on land, linked to the marine area when determining licence application.

External interest

Natural England, Environment Agency, JNCC, Cefas

Delivery target

2017, Q4

Published 14 March 2017