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Which maritime spatial plans exist?

The Maritime Spatial Plan for Internal Waters, Territorial Waters and Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Latvia (MSP 2030) was adopted by the Latvian Government in May 2019, under the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 232 (21 May 2019). 

 

mSP legislation

The legal base for MSP in Latvia is the Spatial Development Law 2011.  This defines the requirement for MSP, prescribes the necessary secondary legislation and sets the deadline for beginning the process (1 January 2014).  In 2012, the Latvian Government approved Regulation 740 on the Development, Implementation and Monitoring of a Maritime Spatial Plan; this sets out the content and development process for the Latvian MSP, as well as its implementation and monitoring procedures.  It requires that the MSP Plan must be submitted for approval by the Government’s Cabinet of Ministers.  On 21 May 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers gave its approval to ‘Latvian MSP 2030: The Maritime Spatial Plan for the Marine Inland Waters, Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone Waters of the Republic of Latvia’, via Order No. 232. 

National MSP authority

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Spatial Planning Department (MoEPRD).

Contact

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Ms. Ingūna Urtāne, Director of Department of Spatial planning

Phone: +371  67026926

E-mail: inguna.urtane@varam.gov.lv

 

Department of Spatial Planning

Ms. Kristīne Kedo, Head of Spatial planning policy division

Phone: +371 67026558

E-mail: kristine.kedo@varam.gov.lv

 

MSP Data Focal point: Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Department of Spatial Planning

Mr. Armīns Skudra, System analyst of Planning Supervision Division

Phone: +371 67 026 413

E-mail: armins.skudra@varam.gov.lv

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Last Update 31.01.2020