Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan Consultation

Closes 6 Apr 2020

Opened 14 Jan 2020

Overview

Since 2016 the Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan has been developed with stakeholders, providing a robust and evidence-based plan that is tailored to the economic, environmental and social needs of the south east inshore marine plan area.

The Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan will help to make sure the right activities occur in the right place, at the right time, and in the right way placing sustainable development at the centre of all decisions.  It will provide a framework that will shape and inform decisions over how the area’s waters are developed, protected and improved over the next 20 years. In doing so, the draft plan will help to safeguard and enhance the marine environment, improve the well-being of coastal communities and support a strong marine economy. The Draft Marine Plan will contribute to achievement of the Marine Policy Statement.

Once the formal consultation period starts, the Consultation Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan becomes a material consideration in decision-making.

During this consultation period, the following documents will be presented for the public to consult on: 

  • The Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan (which includes the plan’s vision, objectives and policies)
  • The Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan Technical Annex (which includes further detail on policy implementation and must be read alongside the Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan to implement the plan policies)
  • The Draft Sustainability Appraisal

The Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan is also supported by a Habitats Regulations Assessment, which has been completed, and for which there are three reports: Pre-Screening, Screening and Appropriate Assessment Information Report.

South east inshore marine plan area map

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Why We Are Consulting

In accordance with the requirements of Schedule 6 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (link opens in a new window), the Marine Management Organisation are delighted to announce that the consultation on the Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan, and Sustainability Appraisal, will be between 14th January - 6th April 2020.

We are also asking for your views on the Draft South East Inshore Marine Plan Technical Annex.

The public consultation is the final stage in the planning process to comment before we complete drafting of the South East Inshore Marine Plan and submit it to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for approval to adopt and publish. It is your last chance to make representations on the plan policies, to ensure they reflect local issues and that they are implementable.

Audiences

  • Public Bodies

Interests

  • Marine