East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation

Closed 12 Feb 2024

Opened 15 Jan 2024

Overview

To start the process of replacing the East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans, the Marine Planning Team invites those interested to have their say in the East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation consultation.  

The Sectary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) agreed with the Marine Management Organisations (MMO) recommendation made in 2022 to replace the East Marine Plans. The MMO and Defra will work together to develop the process to replace the East Marine Plans, including consultation with stakeholders at each appropriate stage. 

Statement of Public Participation:

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Why your views matter

The Statement of Public Participation ensures that the marine planning process is transparent, and that stakeholders understand how they can be involved to influence a marine plan’s development. It sets out how, when, and why we will engage throughout the process of replacing the East Marine Plans. 

It is important that all those with an interest in the UK’s marine environment can have their say in the process to replace the East Marine Plans and contribute to shaping the east marine plan areas’ seas and coast. Find out more about the Statement of Public Participation here.

Please respond via this online survey setting out your comments with any amendments.

This consultation will be available online from 15 January 2024, closing on 12 February 2024.

Get involved

As part of our commitment to engage stakeholders, we are hosting three in-person events and an online webinar to increase the opportunities to engage in the process. A recording will be posted on our website so all those with an interest can get involved.   

The events will explain the evolution of marine planning since the adoption of the East Marine Plans. We will inform you about the new East Marine Plan process and the East Marine Plan Statement of Public Participation (SPP) consultation. The SPP includes details on how, when and with whom we will engage throughout the marine planning process.   

To find out more and to register please see below for an event in your area: 

18 January 2024, 14:00 – 15:30, Online webinarA recording will be available for those that were unable to attend. 

https://east-marine-plan-launch-event-webinar.eventbrite.co.uk 

23 January 2024, 9:30 – 11:30, Great Yarmouth Town Hall  

https://east-marine-plan-launch-event-great-yarmouth.eventbrite.co.uk 

23 January 2024, 15:00 – 17:00, White Hart Hotel – Boston  

https://east-marine-plan-launch-event-boston.eventbrite.co.uk 

24 January 2024, 14:00 – 16:00, Bridlington Spa – Bridlington 

https://east-marine-plan-launch-event-bridlington.eventbrite.co.uk/ 

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Tree and plant health
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Deforestation
  • Illegal logging
  • Palm oil
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • National Adaptation Programme
  • Flooding
  • Flood insurance
  • Flood emergency
  • Marine
  • Marine Conservation Zones
  • Marine licensing
  • Common Fisheries Policy
  • Fish stocks
  • Shellfish
  • Sea angling
  • Waste and recycling
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Water Bill
  • Water conservation
  • Bathing waters
  • Sewerage
  • Air pollution
  • Ozone
  • Chemicals and pesticides
  • Noise
  • Genetic Modification (GM)
  • Local environments
  • Aarhus Convention
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Pollution Sector
  • Science
  • Conservation
  • Water Abstraction
  • Holiday Accommodation
  • Domestic Waste Water Systems
  • House Building and Planning
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
  • Inland waterways
  • Construction
  • Watercourse maintenance
  • Water Act
  • Marine Conservation
  • Consultations
  • Impact Assessments
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Water Industry charging
  • Water Industry licencing
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Food labelling
  • Food standards
  • Egg industry
  • Poultry industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Wine industry
  • Protected food names
  • Food imports
  • Food and drink exports
  • Cattle
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Sheep and goats
  • Animal diseases
  • Animal welfare
  • Livestock identification and movement
  • Growing and crops
  • Bee health
  • Peat
  • Marine fisheries
  • Farm management
  • Single Payment Scheme (SPS)
  • Cross compliance
  • Common Agricultural Reform (CAP)
  • Skills, education, training and new entrants
  • Land management
  • Nitrates and watercourses
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Uplands
  • Soil
  • Shellfish
  • Forestry
  • Retailers
  • Livestock disease control
  • Sheep, goat and deer production/marketing
  • Meat Industry
  • Access to countryside and coast
  • Hunting with dogs
  • Inland waterways
  • Rural economy and communities
  • Rural broadband
  • Rural grants and funding
  • Rural Development Programme for England
  • Forestry
  • National Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Common land
  • Conservation
  • Towns and village greens
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Solicitors specialising in agricultural law
  • Rural Properties
  • Recreational sector
  • Pets
  • Travelling with pets
  • Quarantine
  • Protecting pets from cruelty
  • Horses
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Wildlife crime
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife
  • Non-native species
  • Whales and dolphins
  • Circus animals
  • Zoos
  • Dangerous and wild animals
  • Pet Travel
  • Pet Ownership
  • Pet Health