Marine planning is one of those big new ideas introduced to the UK through the Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009 designed to support integrated management of the sea.
Recognised specialist in marine planning, ABPmer, has been appointed to support the development of a marine spatial plan (MSP) for Ireland.
Transport for London’s proposed new road tunnel under the River Thames has been granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Secretary of State for Transport.
Marine Scotland recently published its three year review of implementation of Scotland’s National Marine Plan. The review is a statutory requirement exploring the effects of plan policies, the effectiveness of plan policies and progress in securing plan objectives.
The 25 year Environment Plan published in January includes a key commitment to embed an ‘environmental net gain’ principle for development, including housing and infrastructure.
Marine biosecurity plans are becoming a recognised tool to protect waters, habitats and infrastructure from the potentially damaging effects of marine invasive non-native species (INNS).
The long awaited UK Government’s 25 year Environment Plan was published earlier this month. This makes some interesting and welcome general commitments:
Marine Scotland has awarded a contract to ABPmer, a recognised marine planning specialist, to prepare scoping documents to support the development of floating wind in Scottish waters.
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