23 May 2016
National Assembly for Wales Research Service
The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 establishes a new system for planning in the UK seas. Marine spatial planning sets a framework to guide activities in both inshore and offshore areas. The aim of the planning process is to provide clarity to stakeholders on the areas where different activities are likely to be consented and to resolve as far as possible on a spatial basis, conflicting uses of the sea. This research briefing provides an introduction to marine spatial planning and outlines the current state of progress across the UK countries.
Marine spatial planning – a research note (PDF, 2.27MB)
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