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Marine Planning

The Welsh National Marine Plan is being developed to provide clarity and optimise opportunities for the sustainable development of our seas.

Welsh Government is now developing the first Welsh National Marine Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to manage marine activities in a sustainable way, taking into account; economic, social and environmental priorities.

We have produced an animation (external link) to help explain the marine planning process.

Both Engagement and Consultation are informing the development of the plan. We are working with organisations and stakeholders to ensure that the plan is effective and provides clarity.

The Marine Planning System will support and inform marine licensing; directing decision makers and users towards consistent, evidence based conclusions. The marine evidence portal is a fundamental part of this.

The Plan is being developed in accordance within the current legislative framework for marine planning and Welsh Government policy.