Biosecurity Plans have been a condition of several recent marine licences issued by British regulators (a new development).
The second talk in this year’s Coastal Futures programme is about implementing Defra’s 25 Year Environment Plan’s marine objectives. A key feature of the Plan is embedding Environmental Net Gan (ENG).
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).
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