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Tourism and Recreation

Tourism and recreation activities are recognised as important contributors to local economies and as sources of income for coastal communities. The recreational boating industry alone has been estimated to contribute £1.042 billion to the UK economy.

Tourism and recreation also provides many social benefits for communities such as improved health (mental and physical) and wellbeing, greater social cohesion and it creates jobs.

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

TR1

Proposals for development should demonstrate in order of preference, that during construction and operation:

  1. they will not adversely impact tourism and recreation activities
  2. how, if there are adverse impacts on tourism and recreation activities, they will minimise them
  3. how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated
  4. the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts

TR2

Proposals that require static objects in the East Marine Plan areas should demonstrate, in order of preference:

  1. that they will not adversely impact on recreational boating routes
  2. how, if there are adverse impacts on recreational boating routes, they will minimise them
  3. how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated
  4. the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts

TR3

Proposals that deliver sustainable tourism and/or recreation related benefits in communities adjacent to the East Marine Plan areas should be supported.