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The East Marine Plan areas are becoming increasingly busy with more activities. As a result, co-existence (including co-location) and displacement are issues that have arisen frequently through discussions with stakeholders. Within the Marine Policy Statement there is an expectation to "promote compatibility and reduce conflict" and to "reduce real and potential conflict, maximise compatibility between marine activities and encourage co-existence of multiple uses".

Please use our interactive map to view and combine marine plan policy data.


Appropriate provision should be made for infrastructure on land which supports activities in the marine area and vice versa.


Opportunities for co-existence should be maximised wherever possible.


Proposals should demonstrate in order of preference:

  1. that they will avoid displacement of other existing or authorised (but yet to be implemented) activities
  2. how, if there are impacts resulting in displacement by the proposal activity, they will minimise them
  3. how, if the impacts resulting in displacement by the proposal activity, cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated against
  4. the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the impacts of displacement