Mr Damien English, T.D., Minister for Housing and Urban Development, has published the National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report for public consultation.
Why we are launching this consultation?
The National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report [link to report] sets out:
the policy, legislative and regulatory context for marine spatial planning and the development of Ireland’s first plan;
a description of the “as is” situation in terms of existing sectoral development and activities in Ireland’s maritime area, including an identification of the future opportunities and constraints for each;
an initial elaboration of potential high level objectives for Ireland’s first National Marine Planning Framework; and
a number of consultation questions or issues intended to prompt discussion and consideration amongst stakeholders. Responses to these questions will be a crucial input to the draft plan.
How to get involved?
Make a Submission
The Department invites submissions on the Baseline Report. Closing date is no later than midday 14 December 2018. You can make a submission by:
Email to the following email address only email@example.com
or writing to the following address:
Marine Spatial Planning Section,
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
It should be noted that in the interests of transparency, all written submissions received will be made publicly available on the Department’s website.
Public Consultation on the National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report – Privacy Statement
Respondents are advised that the Department is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and Data Protection legislation.
Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
What We Will Do With Your Response
Responses will inform the next steps in the process, including the development of objectives and policies in the draft plan. All submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation.