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These proposed draft policies are in development and are not a consideration when in drafting applications or making a decision. You can comment on these policies through our online questionnaire and workshops.

As set out in the Marine Policy Statement, secure, sustainable and affordable supply of energy is of central importance to the economic and social wellbeing of the UK.

The marine environment will make an increasing contribution to the provision of the UK’s energy supply and distribution. This contribution includes the oil and gas sectors which supply a major part of our current energy needs, and a growing contribution from renewable energy and from other forms of low carbon energy supply in response to the challenges of tackling climate change and energy security.

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