Permit Application Files

GridLink Interconnector Ltd requires a number of permissions, authorisations and licenses (together known as “permits”) from regulatory authorities in the UK and France for the construction and operation of the interconnector.

The main permits that are required in the UK are:

Permit Applicable Legislation Competent Authority
Outline Planning Permission Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Medway Council
License to use seabed Crown Estate Act 1961 Crown Estate
Marine License Marine and Coastal Access 2009 Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Environmental Permit for works related to rivers and watercourses Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 Environment Agency
Land Drainage Consent Local Drainage Act 1991, as amended Lower Medway Internal Drainage Board
River Works License (Medway Estuary) Medway Ports Act 1973 Peel Ports
River Works License (Thames Estuary) Port of London Act 1968 Port of London Authority

The main permits that are required in France are:

Permit Applicable Legislation Competent Authority
Environmental authorisation / Unique authorisation
(AU-IOTA)
Ordonnance n°2014-619 Prefecture du Nord represented by Direction Départementale du Territoire et de la Mer (DDTM)
Water Laws procedure (included in Environmental Authorisation) Environment Code Prefecture du Nord represented by Direction Départementale du Territoire et de la Mer (DDTM)
Maritime public area utilisation right (DPM) Public Property Code Prefecture du Nord Délégation à la Mer et au Littoral (DML)
Marine archaeological preventative decision Heritage Code Département des recherches archéologiques subaquatiques et sous-marines (DRASSM)
Archaeological preventative decision Heritage Code Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles (DRAC)
Building Permit Town Planning Code Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque (GPMD)

The application files for the permits are submitted to the competent authorities in UK and France in accordance with applicable national laws and regulations.

Please find links to the application files below:

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