The Clyde will be one of the first of two areas to take forward regional marine planning.
A public notice on the proposed delegate and draft Direction was published in The Herald newspaper on 12 February 2016. Views were sought from the public and responses considered in the drafting of the final Direction.
The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership will take forward regional marine planning in the Clyde, with the powers to develop a regional marine plan by legislation known as a Ministerial Direction. The Partnership's operational guidance is available online.
The Direction was signed on 14 March 2017. A copy of the Direction and additional information is available below: