Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Have your say - it's the MMO's consultation for the next phase of marine planning.

We would like your views and feedback on the draft Statement of Public Participation and the draft Sustainability Appraisal scoping report for the next phase of marine plans – the north east, north west, south east and south west marine areas.

The Statement of Public Participation sets out whom, when and how we will engage with stakeholders during the marine planning process. Stakeholder involvement in developing the marine plans is essential, with specialist and local knowledge being central to ensuring the marine plans are robust and meaningful.

The Sustainability Appraisal provides an independent assessment of the marine plans at each stage in their development, ensuring that economic, social and environmental sustainability is at the core of the marine plans. The scoping report is the first stage of the Sustainability Appraisal, setting out what issues the appraisal will consider.

Both consultations ask a short number of questions on the documents and are now open for comment.

Statement of Public Participation
Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

Both consultations close on Friday 13 May at 11.59pm.

We are also hosting a number of events around the country on marine planning, what it includes and how you can get involved, with places still available at the following events:

North East:

Bamburgh: 15 April, 11am to 2pm, Bamburgh Pavillion, NE69 7DF Newcastle upon Tyne: 19 April, 11am to 2pm, Discovery Museum, NE1 4JA

South East:

London: 13 April, 9am to 12pm, Mary Sumner House, SW1P 3RB Colchester: 15 April, 9am to 12pm, Lake View Room University of Essex, CO4 3SQ

South West:

Bideford: 13 April, 1pm to 4pm Caddsdown Business Support Centre, EX39 3DX Weston-Super-Mare: 14 April, 9am to 12pm, Weston College, BS23 2AL

North West:

Liverpool: 18 April, 1pm to 4pm, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL Carlisle: 19 April, 9am to 12pm, Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC), CA3 8TT Blackpool: 20 April, 9am to 12pm, The Solaris Centre, FY4 1RW


more information on the consultation or the events please email planning@marinemanagement.org.uk