Founded in 2017 by a group of senior scientists and project developers, Marine Planning Matters (MPM) Environment Ltd is an independent London-based consultancy in aquatic ecology, marine licensing and planning.

We provide a wide range of services, including evidence-based scientific ecology advice and environmental impact assessments to industry, government and nature conservation organisations, in the United Kingdom and abroad. Our expertise covers UK and international environmental legislation, Marine Licensing, Water Framework Directive Assessments, Habitats Regulations Assessments, coastal and marine ecology, water and sediment quality and aquaculture.

Our team has extensive experience in working for and with regulators, and with developers, to meet the evidence requirements of the Marine Management Organisation, the Welsh Government, the Port of London Authority, Natural England and the Environment Agency in the UK, and with many government organisations and the private sector overseas.

We operate a lean, stripped down business model, offering value at competitive rates. Working with engineering companies, we offer management of the licensing process integrated with project design, planning and execution. Our clients include industry, government and nature conservation organisations in the United Kingdom, the EU, the Middle East, Mexico and Indonesia.


To provide the best scientific advice and value to our clients, helping them to meet their legal environmental requirements within schedule, while protecting aquatic, coastal and marine habitats and ecosystems.


We will achieve this by:

  • Focusing on the requirement and needs of our clients.
  • Maintaining up to date specialist knowledge on environmental legislation and the regulatory processes in the     UK, the EU and beyond.
  • Using the best available science and technology.
  • Continuous innovation, keeping abreast of research in key areas.
  • Integration of applied science, economy, sociology and law.


Respect: to our clients by offering the best value in science and technology from the United Kingdom and overseas, whilst maintaining low overheads.

Integrity: Independence and reliance on scientific evidence, demonstrable experience and expertise.

Excellence: working with a network of senior specialists to ensure a bespoke flexible approach to every project and a robust level of peer review.