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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). 

The Marine Plan 2030 defines the country's priorities for the use of maritime space and is the first long-term national document for marine use. The aim of the Marine Plan is to achieve an efficient and sustainable use of marine space, reconciling the interests of different sectors. The plan provides a balanced and comprehensive view of the future use of the marine space and provides a framework for cooperation for the simultaneous use of marine space.  

 

mSP legislation

The legal basis 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 stipulates that the MSP Plan must be submitted for approval by the Government’s Cabinet of Ministers.

National MSP authority

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

Contact

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

Department of Spatial Planning and Land Management

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 and Land Management

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 07.12.2020