Since we announced marine planning for the South in 2012, we’ve been gathering evidence and views to shape our Vision and Objectives.These are details of how the area could change in the next 20 years, and what needs to happen to reach that point.
They cover the marine plan areas that stretch from Folkestone to the River Dart in Devon, and we want to hear the views of those who regularly use or enjoy our coast and seas. You may already have received an invite to one of our four workshops across the South coast in July, and we’re keen for marine industries, local authorities, NGOs, members of the public and anyone else interested in the future vision for the plan areas to attend. We’re particularly interested in your views on the objectives; how you think we should act to achieve the vision.
The sessions will be split into three sections, allowing anyone attending to look at the issues identified in the previous South Plan Analytical Report, consider our draft proposals and then highlight your own suggestions or changes.
This work will directly influence how we develop plan options and policies and is a great opportunity to ensure the waters around the South coast are safe, clean and productive in years to come.
Attend our workshops
You can request a place at one of our sessions via Eventbrite. Please click on your choice of location to book your place at a workshop:
- Tuesday 15 July - International Lawn Tennis Centre - Eastbourne 10:00 – 15:30
- Wednesday 16 July - Solent Conference Centre - Southampton 10:00 – 15:30
- Thursday 17 July - The Rembrandt - Weymouth 10:00 – 15:30
- Friday 18 July - Ocean Blue - Exmouth 10:00 – 15:30
Places are limited, so do book your place as soon as possible. We will also send workshop information, including a draft vision, out to attendees in advance.