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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.

These are potential policies are still in development and are not a consideration when in drafting applications or decision making. You can comment on these policies in our iteration 1 engagement. 

Marine plans can make a contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation in line with UK national policies and moves towards a low carbon economy through proportionate implementation of specific-marine plan policies. The UK government has committed to the European Union (EU) Renewable Energy Directive, which obligates the UK to generate 15% of all its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020. This target will contribute to the reduction of the UKs carbon budget in line with the Climate Change Act 2008.

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

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Proposals must consider their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions arising from unintended consequences on other activities. Where such consequences are likely to result in increased greenhouse gas emissions, proposals should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate unintended consequences on other activities.

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Proposals should demonstrate that for the lifetime of the proposal that:

1) they are resilient to the effects of climate change
2) they will not have a significant adverse impact upon climate change adaptation measures elsewhere

In respect of 2) proposals should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate the significant adverse impacts upon these climate change adaptation measures.

NE-CC-3

Proposals in and adjacent to the north east marine plan areas that are likely to have a significant adverse impact on coastal change should not be supported.

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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.