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Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) - Pre-Application Consultation for Site Investigation Licences Only

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Pre-application consultation

An applicant for an ORE site investigation licence is required to consult the Marine Planning and Foreshore Section well in advance of finalising proposals.  You will need to submit a pre-application form outlining the project in advance of the meeting available here.

You will be required to provide at a pre-application meeting,

You should be familiar with planning, environmental impact assessment and appropriate assessment requirements.

You may be advised to undertake further consultations with individual relevant State bodies and local stakeholders before submitting a formal foreshore licence application.  You may be directed at the pre-application meeting with regard to consultees relevant to the nature of the proposed application.  A comprehensive list of consultees is available here.

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Data Protection

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage requires customers to provide certain personal data in order to carry out our legislative and administrative functions. The Department will treat all information and personal data that you provide as confidential, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection legislation. Personal data may be exchanged with other Government Departments, local authorities, agencies under the aegis of the Department, or other public bodies, in certain circumstances where this is provided for by law. 

The Department's Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statements, which set out how we will use your personal data, as well as providing information regarding your rights as a data subject, are available on the Department’s website.  They are also available in hard copy upon request from the Data Protection Officer, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Newtown Road, Wexford, email