Tag Archives: Wales

Consultation – Welsh National Marine Plan

Closes 29th March 2018 The Welsh Government is consulting on a draft marine plan for Wales. As part of the consultation a series of public events are being held across Wales in January . These events are designed so that stakeholders can meet members of the marine planning team and discuss how marine planning may

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Severn Estuary: Long Term Morphology Reports from Crown Estate

Two new reports have been published by the Crown Estate regarding physical processes of the Severn Estuary. The reports are labelled: ‘Severn Estuary Long Term Morphology, Synthesis of data and modelling studies’ and ‘Severn Estuary Long Term Morphology, an updated review of baseline changes – report on LiDAR data’. The reports will provide an updated overview

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Progress on UK Tidal Energy Developments

Progress on two tidal energy developments in the UK are underway.   The application for a tidal energy centre off the Isle of Wight by Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Ltd. has been approved by the MMO. The application for the grid-connected tidal development will include activities which relate to the construction and operational phase of the tidal

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UK Government consents construction of Tidal Lagoon in Swansea Bay

A £1 billion tidal lagoon project within Swansea Bay will become a reality as the UK government has given consent for its construction.  The tidal lagoon will generate multiple benefits, providing clean renewable energy and recreational, leisure and tourism facilities for cycling, walking, angling, rowing and sailing to help create investment and job opportunities. The

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Welsh Government designates first Marine Conservation Zone

The Welsh Government has designated its first Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in the waters around Skomer Island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Skomer Island was originally designated as a Marine Nature Reserve in 1990 but this designation is automatically altered to an MCZ due to the commencement of provisions in the Marine and Coastal Access Act

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NRW produces new evidence report – Welsh Coastal Storms, December 2013 & January 2014.

National Resource Wales (NRW) has recently produced an evidence report entitled “Welsh Coastal Storms, December 2013 & January 2014 – An assessment of environmental change”. The report is based on an environmental audit conducted by NRW to assess the impacts of last winter’s high tide/storm surge events on wildlife and coastal conservation sites in Wales.

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Celtic Seas Partnership Activity Update

The Celtic Seas Partnership is a four year EC Life+ project supporting the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in the Celtic Seas. It aims to draw people together from across the Celtic Seas to set up collaborative and innovative approaches to managing their marine environment. It is working to put the people

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Severn Estuary Partnership – August 2014 Newsletter

The Severn Estuary Partnership has issued its August 2014 e-newletter. The contents of the e-newletter includes Partnership news -  highlighting the work carried out in August- and Estuary News, including articles on assessing noise impacts on marine mammals, the Wales Coastal Footpath, the arrival of tall ships in Gloucester for Hollywood filming, dredging of the Rivers Parrett and

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Consultation: Welsh National Marine Plan

The Welsh Government is currently seeking views on the draft Vision and Objectives for the Welsh National Marine Plan and its proposed structure. A full formal consultation on the completed draft  Welsh National Marine Plan will be held in early 2015. Further information on the consultation and how to respond to it can be found

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Consultation on River Basin Management Planning Ministerial Guidance and Standards

This consultation closes on 30th May 2014 Defra and the Welsh Government are seeking views on their draft updated guidance to the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales on river basin planning. The guidance includes a description of how the two Government Agencies will be expected to use the new and updated standards in classifying

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