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National Infrastructure Planning Round up for North West England

The Planning Inspectorate’s website has details of the following major infrastructure projects in the coastal or marine area of North West England. Follow this link for the overview or the specific project links below: Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, DONG WIND (UK) Ltd (Decided) Construction of an offshore wind farm extension located to the west

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Morecambe Bay Shifting Sands Symposium – 18th & 19th July 2016

Morecambe Bay Partnership is hosting a two day ‘Shifting Sands Symposium’ to be held on the 18th and 19th July in Kendal, Cumbria. The symposium will explore the management and monitoring of sand dunes and shingle around Morecambe bay with site visits to Walney Island the Fylde coast. The event is ran by a partnership which

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Marine Planning Workshops: Issues and Evidence – North West

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is holding a series of one-day workshops, including two here in the North West, in July as part of their tour around England to call for issues and supporting evidence for marine plan areas. The workshops will focus on highlighting the challenges, opportunities and needs of the North West Marine Plan area over

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Marine Planning: A Guide for Local Councils Published

The Marine Management Organisation has published a guide for local authorities to support the use and understanding of marine plans and marine planning, the interaction with terrestrial planning and how marine plans should be used. It emphasises the need to consider marine planning and the impact on marine waters when making planning decisions for the

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ABPmer reviews the cost of managed re-alignment schemes within the UK

Marine Consultancy ABPmer has carried out a review for the cost of managed re-alignment schemes within the UK. The investigation was conducted using their OMReg coastal adaptation database and cost data from 45 out of 64 managed re-alignment schemes within the UK. The review indicates that the process can be costly due to intervention and engineering

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Scotland’s National Marine Plan Published

Scotland’s first National Marine Plan was adopted on 25 March 2015 and laid before the Scottish Parliament on 27 March 2015 Setting out a single statutory planning framework for all marine activity – existing and emering, including devolved and reserved functions – within Scottish waters, the plan covers Scotland’s seas to the 200 nautical miles boundary and has a 3

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Revision of Statement of Public Participation for the South Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published a revised version of the Statement of Public Participation (SPP) for the South Marine Plans which was originally issued in 2013.  The SPP is designed to describe how and when the MMO will provide stakeholders with the chance to contribute to the plan making process, and how their thoughts and

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Closed consultation: Solway Tweed River Basin District 2014-2015

Closed 9th June 2015. Consultation has opened for the Solway Tweed river basin management plan. The consultation provides an opportunity for stakeholders to give their thoughts and opinions to improve the water environment across England. The plan discusses how the Environment Agency, water companies, local authorities and communities will co-operate together to manage the water

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Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Newsletter Update – December 2014

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries have issued its newsletter for December 2014. The content of the newsletter includes land obligations for fish catch, the EU Maritime Security Strategy’s Action Plan, new regulations for seafood labelling, the 8th annual European Maritime Day Conference (2015) in Greece, updates from the UN General Assembly 2014 (UNGA), the Portuguese “Basket

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ICES Newsletter Update – December 2014

International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) has issued its newsletter for December 2014. The content of the newsletter includes fish otoliths and their assistance to ecosystem-based management, ICES Marine Spatial Planning Course in Copenhagen, multispecies stock assessment from the ICES Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods (WGSAM) and ICES training course to

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