Cookies on our website

The Natural Resources Wales website uses cookies. By continuing to browse or by clicking “Continue,” you agree to the storing of first- and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Cookie policy.

Marine

We provide advice on proposed developments and activities located in Welsh Territorial Waters out to the 12 nautical mile boundary

We also provide advice on development plans and programmes which apply in these waters, and the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA) prepared in support of these plans.

We work in collaboration with JNCC, the Environment Agency and other relevant statutory bodies where there may be trans-boundary effects.

NRW also issues ’marine licences’ under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 on behalf of Welsh Ministers. These apply for certain activities proposed within Welsh Territorial Waters.

Related document downloads

GN13 Scoping an Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Developments EIA Scoping guidance for marine developments PDF [438.9 KB]

Is there anything wrong with this page? Give us your feedback.