Shows how the Welsh National Marine Plan (WNMP) has developed.
December 2017 to March 2018
Formal consultation on the revised draft of the WNMP.
Senedd debate on the draft WNMP.
April to May 2018
Responses to the consultation on the revised draft of the WNMP considered.
Summary of responses published.
Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee and stakeholder workshop held. The workshop produced a report with 13 recommendations. This will be considered as part of the final Plan.
April to December 2018
Consultation with policy leads and stakeholders to finalise text.
Engaged with Stakeholder Reference Group on key themes from the consultation. These include:
- sustainable development
- strategic resource areas
- cross border management
- evidence for planning
July 2018 to March 2019
- monitoring framework
- planning portal
- supporting materials
August to October 2018
Early engagement with public authorities. They will need to take decisions in line with the plan.
Updated the Statement of Public Participation.
Invitation to tender issued for work package 2. ('Sustainable management of marine natural resources’ European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) project.)
Stakeholder Reference Group meet to discuss final elements of the plan. ‘Sustainable management of marine natural resources’ EMFF project (work package 1) completed.
Start on work package 2. (‘Sustainable management of marine natural resources’ EMFF project.)
Formal adoption of the plan by:
- Welsh Government ministers
- Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (for certain non-devolved matters)
Early summer 2019
Implementation of WNMP and associated documents by developers and relevant public authorities.
2019 to 2021
Awareness raising and training and the delivery of best practice.
Completion of the ‘Sustainable management of marine natural resources’ EMFF project.
NB. This timeline is based on the assumption of no independent investigation.