The Statement of Public Participation (SPP) 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.
A SPP for the north east, north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas has been published (July 2016). Each SPP includes a timetable for engagement. This provides more detail on when and how we will engage with stakeholders throughout the marine planning process for these areas.
You can find out more about the SPPs here, including stakeholders, principles of engagement and communication channels.
The draft SPPs were published for consultation in April 2016. Details of the consultation are available here.