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Tourism and Recreation

Tourism and recreation activities are recognised as important contributors to local economies and as sources of income for coastal communities. The recreational boating industry alone has been estimated to contribute £1.042 billion to the UK economy.

Tourism and recreation also provides many social benefits for communities such as improved health (mental and physical) and wellbeing, greater social cohesion and it creates jobs.

S-ACC-1

Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreation, should demonstrate that they will in order of preference:

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on public access

S-ACC-2

Proposals demonstrating enhanced public access to and within the marine area will be supported.

S-TR-1

Proposals supporting, promoting or facilitating tourism and recreation activities, particularly where this creates additional utilisation of related facilities beyond typical usage patterns, should be supported.

S-TR-2

Proposals that enhance or promote tourism and recreation activities will be supported. Proposals for development must demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on tourism and recreation activities.