Marine planning: Engagement, issues and evidence database
The Issues Database has been produced following public consultation (summer 2016) to gather issues and supporting evidence for the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas.
An issue is an opportunity or challenge to the marine plan area which is likely to drive or be affected by change, and that can be addressed, at least in part, by marine planning.
Evidence includes social, economic or environmental data, academic research, government policy and expert opinion.
Common issues and policies:
Many issues are ‘common’ across some or all other plan areas, including those covered by the adopted East Marine Plans and the draft South Marine Plan. If a common issue has been addressed in the South and/or East Marine Plans by a policy, it has been recommended as a proposed draft policy or ‘common policy’.
Online Marine Planning engagement for the north west, north east, south west and south east now open
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) wants your input towards the development of the marine plans for the north east, north west, south east and south west. The online engagement is the most comprehensive way to view and provide comment on these Iteration 2 products: draft visions and draft options to address issues. It also gives you an opportunity to consider the products ahead of the workshops we are holding across the plan areas.