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Marine planning is being undertaken in England and Wales on the basis of the following areas:
The Welsh Government marine planning page can be accessed here, where you can view:
- Films which describe marine planning in simple terms;
- The legislative framework for marine planning;
- Evidence relating to marine planning;
- The Marine Evidence Report;
- Engagement and consultation;
- Wales Coastal Directory
The draft Welsh National Marine Plan, itself, sets out how we will achieve sustainable development in the Welsh marine area, and contains information on each of the general cross-cutting policies and sector-specific policies and the policy implementation guidance.
Links are provided to various organisations and evidence associated with marine planning
Organisations in Wales
NRW is an advisory and regulatory organisation for the natural environment, and the largest Welsh Governmnet Sponsored Body.
NRW was formed in 2013, taking over the functions of the Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Comission Wales and the Environment Agency in Wales, as well as certain Welsh Government functions.
is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on Uk-wide and international nature conservation.
The Lle Geo-Portal has been developed as a partnership between Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales. Lle serves as a hub for data and information covering a wide spectrum of topics, but primarily around the environment.
specialise in all aspects of marine environmental data acquisition, data management, GIS and other services
Oceanwise provide us with the Marine Themes vector datasets.
Members* of the Marine Planning Strategic Reference Group (*seats are often shared. Also includes some of the above organisations )
Area Layer Search
Welsh National Marine Plan Consultation
Welsh Government are currently consulting on introducing a Welsh National Marine Plan
This version of the portal includes the DRAFT spatial policies taken from the Draft WNMP.
It allows the users to consider the mapped areas and policies set out in the Consultation alongside relevant data on marine resources and human uses.
The Draft Policies layers are being made available during the consultation period (06/12/2017 - 29/03/2018). If you have any detailed comments on any of the data in this portal, please provide Feedback through the link at the top of the page.
Comments on the Draft WNMP should be provided in the context of the Consultation