Marine Plans

Marine plans will be used to identify activities, resources and impacts within their areas with the aim of integrating these activities sustainably. Marine plans must be consistent with the Marine Policy Statement, which brings together existing national policies, to apply area-specific policies to the management of marine resources and activities. This will provide a guide as to where specific activities are permitted, or where conditions or restrictions may be placed.

Defra’s consultation on the new marine planning system closed on 13 October 2010. The responses will be analysed and a summary published early in 2011.

The first areas in England to be selected for marine planning are the East Inshore and East Offshore areas of England. The East Inshore area includes a coastline that stretches from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. More information can be found on our CPN Marine Plan Areas page.

For more information on how you can become involved in marine planning, please email:

Further information can be found on the Marine Management Organisation website

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