The Marine Management Organisation licences, regulates and plans marine activities in the seas around England and Wales so that they are carried out in a sustainable way. It has recently started to post on its website a public register of Marine Licence Applications. This register shows the details of each application and decisions made. In some cases applications are opened for public consultation, enabling us and others to comment on the application and thus influence the decision.
Unfortunately these applications are not categorised by regions such as the Solent and the location of the proposed work is not always obvious. Therefore, to inform our Council and provide a service to our members, we have searched the Public Register, extracted those applications which affect the Solent and published them on our website. You may access these by going to
It is planned to publish an update every month. We hope you will find this both interesting and useful.