- On 24th August 2016
- In Dredging, Ecology, Project Management, Sediment Management
- By William
Exo Environmental are currently managing a project on behalf of the Brightlingsea Harbour Commission (BHC), for the dredging of 50,000 cubic meters of accumulated sediment which is now causing significant concern to the safe and efficient operation of the harbour.
As part of the European programme, ‘Using Sediment As a Resource (USAR)’, the dredged sediment is to be beneficially reused in the management and restoration of local intertidal mudflat and saltmarsh habitat, which is currently under threat from erosion, whilst simultaneously improving its ecological function as a local coastal defence.
The programme is due to start December, 2016 running through to March 2017 in the first year. While the maintenance license covers a period up to 2030. To allow the timely delivery of the project, we submitted a suite of documents in August in support of our license application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) including:
– Dredging plan,
– Restoration specification,
– Construction Phase Plan,
– Method statements,
– Environmental Impact Assessment,
– Clearing the Waters Assessment,
– Habitat Regulations Assessment, and
– Literature review.
This comprehensive suite of reports represents the culmination of years of project planning, preparation and design and highlights the effort that we at Exo Environmental put into every detail of the project’s we manage. We have full confidence that come December, Brightlingsea sees the start of an exciting 4 year project put into action!