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The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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TIDE pilot 1: large scale execution “plaatrandstortingen” (2010), relocation of dredged sediment to shallow water areas near sandbars

Degree of synergistic effects and conflicts according to uses

The public acceptance during the planning process was rather low and during the implementation (up to date) medium. Both conflicts and synergies are expected between the fields of ‘shipping and ports’ and ‘nature conservation’. In one way this type of measure gives the opportunity to combine navigation channel deepening with the creation of new intertidal wetlands. However, the relocation of sediment at the sandbars may also affect the habitat at the sandbar. Uncertainties about the effectiveness of the relocation strategy in creating valuable habitat were used in court by nature organisations to dispute the licence for deepening and relocation.

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