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Guidance to support those delegated with preparing regional marine plans.
Guidance has been provided to support those delegated with preparing regional marine plans.
The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 sets out the legislative requirements for Regional Marine Planning. This includes a section on delegate composition which is important to consider when establishing a Marine Planning Partnership. The delegate is named in a Ministerial Direction which grants regional marine planning functions to a Partnership.
Legislative requirements include:
assessing the condition of the region
summarising the significant pressures and consequences of human activity
keeping under review the characteristics of the region: the purposes of its use, the communication, energy and transport systems, and the living resources it supports
setting economic, social, marine ecosystem and climate change objectives
stating the contribution of MPAs and other designated areas
stating policies for sustainable development of the region
developing a Statement of Public Participation and carrying out consultation