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Ports and harbours in the UK are a very diverse but important part of our economic and transport infrastructure.

Sectors and Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Regeneration

Whether you need or are concerned about statutory powers, port development, the port marine safety code, port state control, state aid, procurement, pricing or funding requirements, we can help you.

We can advise on:

  • Byelaws and harbour directions
  • Development consent orders
  • Emerging marine plans
  • European Site issues
  • Habitats Regulations
  • Harbour empowerment orders
  • Harbour revision orders
  • Marine consents
  • Marine conservation zones
  • Planning and permitted development consents

We act for a wide variety of ports and harbour interests, ranging from:

  • Amenity interests
  • Commercial contractors
  • Commercial ports
  • Dock and jetty operators
  • Ferry and marina operators
  • Municipal ports
  • Shipping and support companies
  • Trust ports

We can also advise on the implications of Brexit on Infrastructure planning.

Brexit FAQs