Proposals that require static objects in the East Marine Plan areas should demonstrate, in order of preference:
- that they will not adversely impact on recreational boating routes
- how, if there are adverse impacts on recreational boating routes, they will minimise them
- how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated
- the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts
- Proponents may wish to identify any navigational issues that may be affected by the proposal.
- In identifying the possible effects of static objects, proponents may wish to consider consulting with the appropriate decision maker, and it may be beneficial to demonstrate where consultation has taken place with both the national boating industry, the Royal Yachting Association, and local boating organisations within a proposal.
- Proponents may wish to consider boating routes as well as industry representations within a proposal to ensure the activity can continue and grow.
- Public authorities should look for evidence of consultation with the recreational boating sector, the outcome of those discussions and any mitigation agreed within a proposal.
- A proponent way wish to consider including a map of the location of the development and its relation to recreational boating routes within a proposal.
Reproduced with permission of the Marine Management Organisation, Ordnance Survey, UKHO and the Royal Yachting Association.
This plan policy references the following data sources:
- East marine plan areas (MMO)
- Marinas (Royal Yachting Association)
- RYA training centres (Royal Yachting Association)
- RYA club sites (Royal Yachting Association)
- RYA cruising routes (Royal Yachting Association)
- RYA sailing areas (Royal Yachting Association)
- RYA racing areas (Royal Yachting Association)
Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.