• England’s first marine plans consultation closing soon

    Anyone interested in the future of our seas can have their say before England’s first marine plans consultation closes next Tuesday.

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launched England’s first draft marine plans for the seas from Flamborough Head in the north to Felixstowe in the south in July.

    The public consultation covers the Draft East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans. These are the first two of 11 marine plans to be delivered for England, which is one of the first countries in the world to plan across all marine activities.

    It is hoped that the reduced costs and increased certainty provided by marine planning will create greater development opportunities leading to increased economic and employment benefits for coastal communities.

    The MMO have already held drop-in sessions along the East coast to ensure as many people as possible know about the draft plans and have their say.

    Click here for a short animation film that explains marine planning.

    The 12-week consultation will end at 5pm on 8 October. You can submit your comments online and read the plans.
    Read more at http://www.pbo.co.uk/news/535395/england-s-first-marine-plans-consultation-closing-soon#LMkiFRKgSlXukWQH.99

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