The south west marine area includes two plan areas, the south west inshore and the south west offshore marine plan areas.
The south west inshore marine plan area covers an area of approximately 2,000 kilometres of coastline stretching from the River Severn border with Wales to the River Dart in Devon. It covers over 16,000 square kilometres of sea.
The south west offshore marine plan area includes the marine area from 12 nautical miles extending out to the seaward limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This is a total of approximately 68,000 square kilometres of sea.
Our first products (Iteration 1)
In Spring 2017 we consulted on our first products of the process that will lead to the development of the south west marine plans. We provided example common marine plan policies and a digital plan format for consideration. Thank you for your valuable feedback which is helping us develop marine plans.
Our second products (Iteration 2)
We will soon be engaging on our second products of the marine plan development. The marine plan area vision, and options to address remaining issues will be presented for comment on-line and during workshops in Spring 2018. Please subscribe to the Marine Planning Newsletter to receive information on our engagement events here or sign up directly for the Spring 2018 workshops here.
A timeline for marine plan production and an overview of our approach to engagement is in the Statement of Public Participation.
Using the marine plans
Reproduced with permission of the Marine Management Organisation, Ordnance Survey and UK Hydrographic Office.