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• Published March 2015
• Policies for sustainable
development
• For all Scottish waters
• Full range of activities
• Binding on public
authorities taking
decisions which affect
the sea
• Sets the framework for
future regional planning
Plan in a nutshell
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Strategic objectives – High Level Marine Objectives, MSFD
Sector level objectives – ecosystem, social, economic,
climate change (mitigation/adaptation)
Policies for sustainable development:
– GENERAL policies – apply across the Plan and considered
necessary for sustainability.
– SECTOR policies – read subject to General policies and to be
considered where direct or indirect implication for that sector.
• Support economic activity; interaction with other users;
environmental limits; climate change.
– SPATIAL policies – MPAs, renewables
• Aquaculture, transport, ports
– REGIONAL policies – for consideration in regional plans
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Key references, Background, Key issues, Future
Supporting material and guidance
• Scotland’s Marine Atlas (e-book)
• National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi) – GIS portal for
marine data
• National Marine Plan Online (NMPo) – web based library of
linked information
• Summary document of objectives and policies
• Topic sheet
• Planning circular on the relationship between terrestrial and
marine planning systems (and link to licensing)
Next steps and reflections
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Lessons learned
Implementation and engagement
Monitoring, evaluation and review
Informing regional planning
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How spatial?
Emerging issues…..
Consultation methods and ‘hooks’
User friendly presentation
Consistency vs Flexibility/Context
Measuring ‘value’