Policy and Planning

Our marine environment is a precious resource. Sustainable development demands that our seas are managed in a way that enables economic and social development while respecting environmental limits and the ecosystem services from which many human benefits are derived.

Balancing competing demands on the environment is very challenging. Governments around the world have sought to introduce many new marine policies over the past two decades to deliver environmental improvements and sustain economic development but with varying levels of success.

ABPmer’s Environment Team routinely provides advice to Government bodies and private clients on aspects of marine policy in the UK and Europe. In particular, we have been at the forefront of policy development in the areas of Marine Spatial Planning, Marine Protected Area Planning and Marine Licensing.

We also provide a full planning, consenting and environmental assessment service to coastal and offshore developers across all marine sectors and all planning regimes.

To learn more about our policy and planning services, contact Stephen Hull on +44 (0)23 8071 1849.


Stephen Hull

Business Development

(Policy and Planning)

+44 (0)23 8071 1849


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