MIS now benefits from a host of features including new user friendly website design and increased functionality. It displays policies for all adopted marine plans in an accessible online format and provides examples of how to consider these policies. More information will also be added to the tool in the coming months:
a gateway to access marine plans as they are developed across England’s marine area
policy considerations for marine plans that will inform plan users during application and decision-making processes
multi-layer Geographical Information System based mapping information, allowing a locally focussed search of activities and resources and including display of marine licensing data
refreshed website layout allowing the display of all marine plans and their policies (once adopted)
a policy check tool which enables users to search for marine plan policies within a user defined geographical area
accessibility via mobile devices and tablets.
Customers and stakeholders are encouraged to access MIS to inform marine licence applications and help apply marine plans in decision making – whether that be submitting applications as a proponent, or when undertaking statutory duties as a public body in line with the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.