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ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 960 hectares of port-based development land.


Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

ABP has now submitted a scoping report to the Secretary of State via the Planning Inspectorate in support of a request for a Scoping Opinion under the EIA Regulations. The purpose of the document, which can be downloaded via this link, is to identify those areas/topics which ABP and its consultant team believe should be formally assessed as part of the pre-application process – for example, the likely impact of dredging, construction noise, traffic flows etc. The Planning Inspectorate will undertake a formal consultation with various bodies and once their views have been collated, the Inspectorate will publish its Scoping Opinion which will identify those areas/topics which will have to be assessed as part of the application process whilst also identifying any topics for which it is considered assessment will not be necessary.

ABP welcomes any feedback on this proposal at any stage in the application process and a formal statutory consultation is anticipated to start in January 2022.

View Scoping Report