Marine planning drop-in events
England’s marine area is becoming increasingly crowded and there is a huge demand on space for activities and designations.
The Marine Management Organisation is currently planning for future marine activities in the East Inshore and East Offshore marine plan areas, and we are inviting anyone with an interest in the future of our seas to come along to our public drop-in sessions.
We are holding 12 public sessions along the East coast of England in February to explain what marine planning is, and what it means to coastal communities. Any individuals, marine groups or networks in the plan area are welcome, and can drop in to make sure their views are heard. From residents who enjoy a walk on the beach to keen sailors and anglers, we would like to hear from as many people as possible.
The marine plans for the East Inshore and East Offshore areas, which are expected to be finalised in 2013, will inform and guide marine regulators and users across England, enabling the sustainable development of marine industries, such as wind farms, fishing and oil and gas exploration, while considering the need to conserve and protect marine species and habitats.
|Date||Daytime event (11 am to 3 pm)||Evening event (5 to 8 pm*)|
|Monday 13 February||Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Slaughden Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5NA||Ipswich Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ|
|Tuesday 14 February||Green Quay, Marriot’s Warehouse, South Quay, King’s Lynn, PE21 7RA||Black Sluice Centre, London Road, Boston, PE21 7RA|
|Wednesday 15 February||Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3AH||Beach Cafe, Beach Road, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1DR (*6 to 8 pm)|
|Thursday 16 February||Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre, Gibraltar Road, Skegness, PE24 4SU
Humber Seafood Institute, Origin Way, Europarc, Grimsby, DN37 9TZ
|Mablethorpe Community Centre, Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe, LN12 1DP|
|Wednesday 22 February||The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP||Hornsea Town Hall, 75A Newbegin, HU18 1PA|
|Thursday 23 February||The Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH|