Current Consultations

Consultation on Freeports

Closes 13 July 2020 The UK Government is consulting on plans to create up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK. The Government has the following objectives for UK freeports: establish freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK promote regeneration and job creation create hotbeds for innovation A UK

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Closed – Consultation on Draft Marine Plans for North West, South West, North East and South East Launched

Deadline Extended – now closes 11:45 p.m. on the 20th April 2020 – this consultation was due to close on the 6th April 2020 but the deadline has been extended due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However the MMO urges people who have nearly completed their response to try to meet the original 6th April deadline

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Closed – consultation: Solway Coast AONB Management Plan

Closes 27th January 2020. The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team has produced a new draft Management Plan which will guide their work, including work with partners, over the next five years. Views are now being sought on the plan, including the high level vision, goal and outcomes, and whether the thematic actions accurately

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Extended Consultation: River Basin Planning: Challenges and Choices

New closing date of 24th September 2020 (amended from 24 April 2020 due to Covid-19) The Environment Agency is holding a consultation in preparation for the 2nd 6-yearly update of the River Basin Management Plans for England. They are seeking views on: the challenges that limit the benefits society obtains from the water environment in

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Call for Evidence: Domestic Shipping Air Pollution

Closes 11:45pm, 11 January 2020 The Department for Transport has issued a call for evidence on emissions from domestic shipping activity in the UK’s coastal waters and English inland waterways They wish to better understand emissions from the maritime sector and establish if government can do more to address emission issues. Powered vessels used for

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