Closed – Consultation: Best Practice Guidance for Developing Compensatory Measures in Relation to Marine Protected Areas

Consultation closes 11:45pm on 30 September 2021

DEFRA is seeking views on best practice guidance for developing compensatory measures in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), a future approach to strategic compensation, and how net gain and compensation can work together to deliver the best outcomes for the marine environment. The guidance has been developed as a framework to enable developers to consider how to reduce and mitigate impacts on the marine environment within MPAs and, where this isn’t possible, how to deliver compensatory measures. It also provides clarity on Defra’s expectations to marine industries, advisors and regulators.

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