Recent legislation means that plans have to be prepared to protect and enhance our seas.
A National Marine Plan provides policies and objectives for the management of Scotland’s seas.
Marine planning will be implemented at a local level within Scottish Marine Regions. Within these regions, regional marine plans will be developed by Marine Planning Partnerships to take account of local circumstances and smaller ecosystem units.
Scottish Ministers have given the task of developing a Regional Marine Plan for the Clyde to the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership and its Public Authority members.
North Ayrshire Council is a member of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP).
A Statement of Public Participation:
- sets out a timetable for plan development
- provides details of opportunities for engagement and participation with the development of the Regional Marine Plan
- describes the stages of plan development (eg when consultations will happen).
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