East marine plan areas
The East Inshore and East Offshore areas are the first areas in England to be selected for marine planning. The East Inshore area includes a coastline that stretches from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. We officially began the planning process on 1 April 2011.
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A high resolution version of the map (PDF 5.1 MB) is available. This map is indicative only and boundaries are subject to change as plan making starts in each area.
The East of England is playing an important part in the marine planning process, and was selected due to:
- its wide range of marine activities, and its potential for future sustainable development and its contribution to the national economy
- major wind farms are planned for the region, and provides an ideal opportunity for us to sustainably manage the competing uses of this area prior to a key development
- its range of communities, including less well off areas that will benefit from economic confidence in sustainable development.
This does not mean that the other marine plan areas across England will excluded from marine planning. Over time, all ten marine plan areas will have marine plans in place. We will communicate any important information arising from the plan making process to areas not currently involved in plan making while continuing to collect information and build relationships with stakeholders in these areas. The future marine planning will contain more information on those future plan areas. In the meantime, The Marine Policy Statement sets the framework for licensing decisions to be made in compliance with national policy in the absence of marine plans.
Marine Planning Team
Marine Management Organisation
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 376 2790
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