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WHICH MARITIME SPATIAL PLANS EXIST?

There are currently no maritime spatial plans in Spain. However, Spain is moving forward on the technical development of Maritime Spatial Planning and is in the process of finalising its five MSPs, one for each of its five marine subdivisions. The public consultation of the draft plans has been finalised, including the draft royal decree for approval of the plans, as well as the strategic environmental assessment study. The transboundary consultation with neighbouring countries has been launched, and a specific online meeting with France, Portugal and Italy was held on September 6.

All comments are now being analysed in order to finalise the draft plans and forward them to the Environment administration to finally publish the Strategic Environmental Report, to the penultimate step before the final approval of the plans via Royal Decree.

The whole process should be finalised within the first months of 2022.

The documents subject to public consultation can be consulted and downloaded here: https://www.miteco.gob.es/es/costas/participacion-publica/00-consulta-am...

The geographical information is in the geoportal: http://www.infomar.miteco.es

MSP LEGISLATION

Spain adopted the Royal Decree 363/2017 of 8 April establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning, that transposes into Spanish legislation the Directive 2014/89/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July. 

National MSP authority & Contact

Ministry for Ecological Transition

General Directorate for the Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea

Ms. Sagrario Arrieta Algarra

Coordinadora de Área

sarrieta@mapama.es

Strategic Environmental Assessment

 

General Directorate of Biodiversity and Environmental Quality

D. Eugenio Jesús Domínguez Collado

Subdirector General de Evaluación Ambiental

Buzon-sgea@mapama.es

Environmental Impact Assessment

 

General Directorate of Biodiversity and Environmental Quality

D. Eugenio Jesús Domínguez Collado

Subdirector General de Evaluación Ambiental

Buzon-sgea@mapama.es

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Last Update 27.10.2021