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Social and Cultural

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.

Marine plans have an important role in helping to realise social benefits across the marine plan areas. Opportunities exist to improve people's wellbeing through promoting activities for healthy lifestyles and helping to reduce deprivation by creating jobs. Ensuring that the natural and historic environment are protected and maintained can help to stimulate investment, support sustainable tourism, engender pride, facilitate a sense of place and promote health and wellbeing.

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

NW-HER-1

Proposals that may have a significant adverse impact upon heritage assets should only be supported if they demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding.

NW-ML-1

Public authorities should ensure adequate provision for and removal of beach and marine litter on amenity beaches

NW-ML-2

The introduction of litter as a result of proposals should be avoided or minimised where practicable and activities that help reduce marine litter will be supported.

NW-SCP-1

Proposals that may have a significant adverse impact upon the seascape of an area should only be supported if they demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding.

NW-SOC-1

Proposals must demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts which result in the displacement of other existing or authorised (but yet to be implemented) activities that generate social benefits.