Marine plan development follows a 12 stage process, from plan area selection to implementation and monitoring.
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Questionnaire and workshops: Issues and developing policies
Over the last few months we have been analysing the issues and supporting evidence that were gathered through the Call for Issues with Supporting Evidence (July 2016).
As part of this work, the issues have been categorised into ones that are ‘common‘ across all or several marine plan areas and those specific to the south west.
We have also been looking which policies from the East and South Marine Plans are relevant to the south west marine areas, and if they can be used to support or address the common issues.
We have published the first outputs of this work (iteration 1) which:
You can view the document here.
We are also holding three workshops and an evening drop-in event in the south west marine plan areas.
These workshops will discuss in more detail the developing policies.
Statement of Public Participation
The Statement of Public Participation (SPP) for the south west marine plan areas, sets out how and when we will engage with stakeholders as we develop a marine plan. It helps ensure that the marine planning process is transparent, and that stakeholders understand how they can be involved and influence a marine plan’s development.
The SPP includes a timetable for engagement, providing more detail on when and how we will engage with stakeholders throughout the marine planning process for these areas.
Issues and evidence
The Issues Database provides a summary of the issues gathered for the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas.
It provides an overview of the issues, which marine areas they apply (including the south west) and which east and south marine plan policies could be used to address them.
You can view all issues with supporting evidence for the south west marine plan areas here.
You can also view proposed draft policies for the south west marine plan area on our Marine Information System (MIS)
Issues for the south west marine plan area were gathered following a Call for Issues with Supporting Evidence, held in summer 2016. As part of the call, we produced issue information sheets, which include environmental, social, economic and governance issues.
If you have any further issues or supporting evidence please contact firstname.lastname@example.org