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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) provides military defence and security for the people of the UK and overseas territories. Defence makes a significant socio-economic contribution and, in some coastal locations, MOD is the major employer in the region. The Marine Policy Statement states that "marine activities should not prejudice the interests of defence and national security and the MOD should be consulted accordingly".

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


Proposals in or affecting Ministry of Defence Areas should only be authorised with agreement from the Ministry of Defence.