The public consultation on the draft North West Marine Plan opened on the 14th January 2020 and will run for 12 weeks until the 6th April 2020 when it will close.
The North West Marine Plan introduces a strategic approach to planning within the inshore and offshore waters between the Solway Firth border with Scotland and the River Dee border with Wales. It provides a clear, evidence based approach to inform decision-making by marine users and regulators on where activities might take place within the marine plan areas. Marine planning makes sure the right activities happen in the right place, at the right time and in the right way, placing sustainable development at the centre of all decisions. The draft Marine Plans have been prepared in accordance with the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
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