Eva worked as a Senior Licensing Manager and Aggregates Lead at the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). She currently works as a Senior Policy Advisor at the newly formed Maritime Capability Campaign Office at the Department for International Trade (DIT). Eva is also undertaking PhD research at Northumbria University, in the UK, in legal implications of autonomous shipping.
Articles By Eva Szewczyk
Marine dredged sand and gravel make an important contribution to regional supplies of building materials used in England. Marine aggregate dredging however, is known to result in effects to the receiving environment which, if not properly controlled, could cause adverse impacts to a wide range of receptors. As the marine area around England gets busier, competition for space comes with regulatory challenges and an integrated marine management approach that uses a robust planning system is required. This article discusses the regulation of aggregate dredging in England and provides an overview of the sector’s importance in providing primary aggregate.