Home > News > Challenge to Hinkley Point C Marine License dismissed

“The application for judicial review concerned a challenge to a variation to a marine licence approved under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 (“MCAA 2009”). The main issue was whether the power to vary a marine licence under the MCAA 2009 can be used to authorise an “activity” not already included within the licence of which variation is being sought.”


To read the full Press Summary, please follow this link.


Sir David Holgate accepted the defendant Marine Management Authority’s case that new activities could be added. He also provided valuable guidance on the factors to be taken into account when considering whether changes could be made via variation or required an application for a full new license.


The case also raised points on the Water and Waste Framework Directives.


Sasha Blackmore and Matthew Dale-Harris, instructed by Browne Jacobson, acted for the Defendant.


The judgment may be accessed here.

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