Sustainability Options Appraisal for the North West inshore and offshore, North East inshore and offshore, South West inshore and offshore, and South East Marine Plan Areas on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation
MarineSpace, in association with WSP, have recently supported ClearLead Consulting in the assessment of seven options for inshore and offshore marine plans across England. These plans are currently being prepared by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO).
This project featured an appraisal of over 1,500 policy options to support the development process and aid the determination of the preferred options for each of the seven marine plans. These options cover a broad array of marine sectors, activities, natural processes as well as potential impacts and opportunities to improve the marine environment.
With the support provided by ClearLead, a bespoke assessment was conducted which utilised a graphical output database. MarineSpace led on biodiversity and cultural heritage assessments. These outputs were well received by the MMO planning team and will enable an effective and efficient assessment to support the next step in this plan making process. Advice was also given to support the MMO with their approach to the development of options to ensure that each is compliant with the requirements of the SEA Regulations.