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Social and Cultural

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.

S-HER-1

Proposals that may compromise or harm elements contributing to the significance of heritage assets should demonstrate, that they will, in order or preference:

a) Avoid 
b) minimise
c) mitigate compromise or harm. If it is not possible to mitigate, the public benefits for proceeding with the proposal must outweigh the compromise or harm to the heritage asset.

S-ML-1

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

S-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.

S-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 upon the seascape of an area
d) if it is not possible to mitigate significant adverse impacts, proposals should state the case for proceeding

S-SOC-1

Proposals that enhance or promote social benefits will be supported. 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.