We would welcome your views on the scoping report of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the new National Marine Plan (NMP2).
The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 requires that a sustainability appraisal is undertaken to assess the impact the proposed policies within the National Marine Plan 2 will have on marine sectors, communities and the marine environment. This includes a Strategic Environmental Assessment (“SEA”) of the NMP2 that will assess the likely impact of the plan on the environment. The first stage in the SEA is a scoping exercise culminating in the production of a scoping report for consultation. The report sets out the remit of the SEA, including determining the level of detail to be covered, and an early consideration of potential environmental impacts. The SEA scoping report includes background on NMP2, outlines the broad policy context and environmental baseline, and proposes a draft methodology for assessment.
The consultation will run from 25 September to 30 October 2023, and we will be in touch with how to respond directly as the consultation opens.
Do you want to find out more about the SEA scoping consultation?
During the consultation period we will be running a series of Consultation Café online sessions, where you can find out more about the SEA scoping process and ask any questions you may have on the report.
These will be targeted sessions that focus solely on the SEA scoping report. If you are looking for general information on NMP2, please get in touch via email.
To book your spot at the consultation café event, please follow this Eventbrite link