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Tourism and Recreation

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.

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.

NE-ACC-1

Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreation, should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on public access.

NE-ACC-2

Proposals demonstrating enhanced public access to and within the marine area will be supported.

NE-TR-1

Proposals supporting, promoting or facilitating tourism and recreation activities, particularly where this creates additional utilisation of related facilities beyond typical usage patterns, should be supported.

NE-TR-2

Proposals for development must demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on tourism and recreation activities

NE-TR-3

Proposals that require static objects in the North East marine plan areas, should demonstrate, in order of preference:
a) that they will not adversely impact on recreational boating routes
b) how, if there are adverse impacts on recreational boating routes, they will minimise them
c) how, if the adverse impacts cannot be minimised, they will be mitigated
d) the case for proceeding with the proposal if it is not possible to minimise or mitigate the adverse impacts