Guidance

Construction, alteration or improvement of works

These are the Marine licence requirements for construction activities taking place within the Marine Management Organisation's jurisdiction.

Construction, alteration or improvement of works

A marine licence is required to carry out a construction activity within English waters and Northern Ireland offshore waters.

A construction activity comprises any works, no matter their scale:

  • in or over the sea
  • on or under the sea bed

Construction includes the building, laying, maintenance, alteration or improvement any structure or asset.

Published 30 May 2019