Proposals will minimise their use of space and consider opportunities for co-existence with other activities.
- Co-existence means proposals can be undertaken without significant impediment to other activities in the same area. They may be separated spatially (vertically or laterally) or undertaken at different times.
- It may be beneficial for proponents to demonstrate the extent to which the proposal will co-exist with other existing or authorised, but yet to be implemented, activities and how this will be achieved.
- Proposals should consider the impact on current and known future users of the same marine space. For example, offshore static installations could change mobile sediments to solid substrate resulting in a change in habitat.