MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 APPLICATION FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE CROSSING, YAR ESTUARYNotice ID: IOW2035291
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009 APPLICATION FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE CROSSING, YAR ESTUARY
Notice is hereby given that WightFibre Limited, 56 Love Lane, Cowes, Isle of Wight, P0317EU, has applied to the Marine Management Organisation under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Part 4, for a marine licence to undertake the laying of a telecommunications cable across the Yar Estuary. Copies of the application and associated information may be viewed on line in the Public Register at
. Representations in respect of the application should ordinarily be made by:
- Visiting the MMO public register at
mmofox5/fox/lwe/MM0_PUBLIC_REGIS"ra/search?area=3 and accessing the
' Public Representation? section of case reference MLA/2021/00042; However, we will also accept representations via the following formats:
- By email to
; or alternatively
- By letter addressed to Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7YH
In all cases, correspondence must
- Be received within 28 days of the date of the first notice Friday 19th March;
- Quote the case reference; and
- include an address to which correspondence relating to the representation or objection may be sent The Marine Management Organisation will pass to the applicant a copy of any objection or representation we receive.
WightFibre are planning to run some new cables across the Yar, using the same route and shore-side infrastructure as the current BT cables - just to the south of the swing bridge. WightFibre have agreed this with the Harbour Authority and are in the process of agreeing this with the landowners - 2 public & 2 private.
Approval has been sought & an unconditional assent to the plans has been granted by Natural England, avoiding key nesting dmes.
This is an important part of WightFibre's plans to bring high quality fibre broadband to Yarmouth, Norton, Freshwater, Totland & CoMlle etc. In a bit more detail WightFibre's plans are: ■ to install 3 armoured micro-duct cables, banded together in a bundle approximately 60mm diameter
? to use the existing cable crossing point which is used by BT Openreach and which runs:
? from the pavement on the Yarmouth side near Yarmouth Sailing Club
? emerging under the slipway onto the shore and then across the estuary to the far shore
? the wet portion will be buried into the river bed approx. 1 /2metre deep and anchored with platypus anchors
? on the west side it will be buried into the mud along the bed of the small rivulet / creek as far as possible to avoid disturbing the vegetation any more than absolutely required (a similar route to the current BT cable)
? and eventually re-joining the pavement on the west side, rising through existing ducts to the chamber on the pavement
? We hope to be able to do it in late April (requested by Natural England) but may have to wait until after the nesting season if the remaining permissions aren't available in time.
«the work is expected to take one day, with perhaps some tidying up running into a second day