Apr 13, 2016

Consultation on Next Phase of Marine Planning in the North West

The MMO would like the public view and feedback on the draft Statement of Public Participation and the draft Sustainability Appraisal scoping report for the marine plan for the north west marine area.



The Statement of Public Participation sets out whom, when and how the MMO will engage with stakeholders during the marine planning process. Stakeholder involvement in developing the marine plans is essential, with specialist and local knowledge being central to ensuring the marine plans are robust and meaningful. 


The Sustainability Appraisal provides an independent assessment of the marine plans at each stage in their development, ensuring that economic, social and environmental sustainability is at the core of the marine plans. The scoping report is the first stage of the Sustainability Appraisal, setting out what issues the appraisal will consider.


Both consultations ask a short number of questions on the documents and are now open for comment.



Both consultations close on Friday 13 May at 11.59pm.


The MMO are also hosting a number of events around the country on marine planning, what it includes and how the public can get involved, with places still available at the north west events:


North West:

Liverpool: 18 April, 1pm to 4pm, University of Liverpool, L69 3GL

Carlisle: 19 April, 9am to 12pm, Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC), CA3 8TT

Blackpool: 20 April, 9am to 12pm, The Solaris Centre, FY4 1RW


For more information on the consultation or the events please email



Twitter: @the_MMO

Facebook: /MarineManagementOrganisation


Enabling sustainable growth in our marine area 


Solway Firth Partnership