Marine licensing and consenting: making a representation on an application

Advice on how to make a representation on an application for a marine licence and section 36 consent.

Right to question certain decisions

Members of the public do not have any right of appeal against marine licensing decisions. However, the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 contain provisions that allow an ‘aggrieved person’ to make an application to the Inner House of the Court of Session to question the validity, on specified grounds, of certain decisions made by the Scottish Ministers. These are to decide to cause, or not to cause, an inquiry to be held in relation to a marine licence application for an activity that also requires a section 36 consent, or to decide to grant a licence to carry on such an activity.

Applications to the Inner House of the Court of Session to question certain decisions must be made within the period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the decision to which the application relates is taken.


See MD-LOT's contact details.

Handling personal information

Our privacy notice explains what happens to personal information that may be provided to us during the licensing and consenting process.

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