The Marine Licensing Team (MLT) acts as a “one stop shop” for marine licensing in Wales. Follow the links below for information on marine licences and how to apply for them.
Find out which activities need a marine licence, and gain an overview of the factors used to assess licence applications
Licence Application Forms
Find application forms to download, along with information about how to submit completed applications
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Information on Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA) and how they are relevant to Marine Licensing
Environmental Impact Assessment
Information on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and how it applies to marine licensing
Before submitting an application for a marine licence, potential applicants can request a ‘screening opinion’ from the Marine Licensing team to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is required in relation to the proposed works. This page provides details about the screening process and how to apply.
Where an Environmental Statement (ES) is required, a potential applicant can request a 'scoping opinion' as to the data and information to be included in the ES. This page provides details about the scoping process and how to apply.
EIA Consent Decisions
A list of all Environmental Impact Assessment consent decisions Natural Resources Wales have made in relation to marine licence applications
Water Framework Directive
Information on the Water Framework Directive and how it applies to marine licensing
European Protected Species Licensing
Information on European Protected Species Licensing and how it applies to Marine Licensing
Applications received and determined
Download lists of applications received and applications determined by the Marine Licensing Team.