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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.