The main things you need to know about coastal development around the Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries, including the Coastal Concordat, regulatory bodies, local planning authorities and measures for mitigating impacts of development on the marine environment.
Planning Development around the MPA
The Coastal Concordat for England brings local planning authorities together with the main regulatory bodies to make applying for coastal development consents easier and more efficient.
A number of regulatory bodies, along with the relevant Local Planning Authority, are involved in the planning application process, depending on the type of development being planned.
From stilted jetties to solid constructions, and even floating pontoons – coastal development can have wide reaching effects on the marine environment, but there are measures that can help minimise the impacts.