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Marine Special Protection Area consultations

See the proposals for new or extended Special Protection Areas to protect internationally and nationally important populations of birds.

Special Protection Areas (SPAs) are special sites designated under the EU Birds Directive to protect rare, vulnerable and migratory birds.

Natural England consulted on proposals to extend existing SPAs or create new SPAs to protect the ideal feeding waters used by protected birds. Natural England will publish the outcomes as they become available.

Consultation outcomes

Closed consultations

  1. Dungeness, Romney Marsh and Rye Bay potential Special Protection Area: outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  2. Falmouth Bay to St Austell Bay potential Special Protection Area (pSPA): consultation outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Flamborough and Filey Coast potential Special Protection Area (pSPA) and Flamborough Head possible Special Area of Conservation (pSAC).

    • Closed consultation
  4. Greater Wash potential Special Protection Area: outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  5. Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl Special Protection Area extension: consultation outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  6. Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area extension: consultation outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  7. Poole Harbour Special Protection Area extension: consultation outcome

    • Consultation outcome
  8. Solent and Dorset Coast potential Special Protection Area: comment on proposals

    • Closed consultation
  9. Solway Firth potential Special Protection Area: comment on proposals

    • Closed consultation
Published 18 October 2016
Last updated 7 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. 3 consultation outcomes published: * Hamford Water SPA * Morecambe Bay and Duddon Estuary SPA * Northumberland Marine SPA
  2. Liverpool Bay/Bae Lerpwl SPA proposed extension now open for comments.
  3. Solway Firth consultation open for comments.
  4. First published.