Consultation outcome

Marine Conservation Zones: Consultation on proposals for designation in 2013

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Site designations and summary of site-specific consultation responses

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Summary of responses - July 2013

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Detail of outcome

With over 40,000 responses, this has been an exceptional consultation in terms of the numbers of responses Defra has received.

The site designations and summary of site-specific responses document provides a summary of the responses that related specifically to the 31 sites proposed for designation in Defra’s Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) public consultation exercise. It also provides a response to issues raised and summarises final decisions on designations.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 13 December 2012 12:00am to
1 April 2013 12:45am

Summary

This consultation sought views on proposals for the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

Documents

Annex A1- Part 2.2

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Spanish translation of the executive summary

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Maps of the recommended sites and those proposed for designation in 2013

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Annex A6

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Annex A1 – Part 2.1

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Annex I2 Option 2

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Annex I2 Option 1 Irish Sea Conservation Zones

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Annex I2 Option 1 Balanced Seas

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Annex I2 Option 1 Net Gain

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Annex I2 Option 1 Finding Sanctuary

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Impact assessment

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Annex A1 – Part 1

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Annex A1 – Part 3

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Annex A1 – Part 4

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Annex A1 – Part 5

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Annex A3

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Annex A5

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Translations

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Consultation letter

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Consultation document

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List of consultees

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Annex A2

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Annex A4

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Annex B-F

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Annex G

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Annex H – Response form (Word version)

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Annex H

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Annex I

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Consultation description

Summary

This consultation sought views on proposals for the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in English inshore and English and Welsh offshore waters.

This consultation sought to engage with everyone who has an interest in the marine environment and coastal communities. It’s the primary opportunity for people to have their say and influence the decisions on how many MCZs are designated, where they are designated and for what features.

Information and comments submitted will be used to inform the decision on which sites will be designated in the first tranche in 2013. Information gathered at this stage will also be used as part of the decision-making process for designation of sites in later tranches.

Consultation documents

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Information on the recommended sites and an interactive map will also be made available on the updated MCZ Interactive Map.

Further information