Jan 19, 2017

NW Marine Plan Development Workshops

In February 2017, the MMO will launch the next step in the development of the marine plan for the north west.


This is the first chance to see how the issues and evidence gathered last summer are being taken forward by the MMO.

Public feedback and views are an essential part of the plan development and the MMO will be publishing a questionnaire and holding workshops in each of the marine plan areas including the north west.


Workshop details

The workshops will look at the recently published issues and evidence database, explore potential policies and review the proposed new format for the marine plans, which is more interactive, linking to the Marine Information System (MIS). 

The workshops are an opportunity to discuss these in greater detail with the MMO’s marine planning team. In particular the workshops will include group discussions on the north west marine plan area's economic, social, environmental and governance issues, and whether some policies from the South and East Marine Plans are appropriate to address them. 

To find out more and to book your place via Eventbrite, please click on the north west marine plan area below.


North west marine plan area

 - Blackpool: Tuesday 28 February 2017, Hilton Hotel, 9.30am to 4pm

 - Carlisle: Wednesday 1 March 2017, Hallmark Hotel, 9.30am to 4pm


For more information please contact your local marine planning officer:-


North west: Sam Wright, 0208 225 7095


or email

Solway Firth Partnership