Draft South Marine Plan Consultation

Closed 27 Jan 2017

Opened 7 Nov 2016


The South 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 marine plan area.

The plan highlights the need for co-existence, provides guidance as to what activities should or should not take place, and sets out requirements for new activities and developments.

The plan consists of the Draft South Marine Plan – including the plan’s vision, objectives and policies and the Draft Technical Annex which provides more detail to each policy.  Supporting documents include the Draft Sustainability Appraisal and the Draft Habitats Regulation Assessment.

South marine plan areas map

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Why We Are Consulting

The Marine Management Organisation are delighted to announce that the consultation on the Draft South Marine Plan will be between 7 November 2016 and 27 January 2017. As the consultation runs during the Christmas period we have extended the consultation to allow stakeholders more time to comment on the draft plan.

In order to comply with the requirements of Schedule 5 and 6 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act we are asking for your views on the Draft South Marine Plan. This is the final stage of public consultation before we submit the South Marine Plan to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for approval.


  • All Areas


  • Public Bodies


  • Marine