Following the release of the draft Welsh National Marine Plan in December 2017 the Welsh Government are seeking are seeking views on a consultation. The plan aims to explain how the Welsh Government will manage the sustainable development of their seas, support “Blue growth” across multiple industries while protecting wildlife, habitats and natural resources. It sets out policies for future use of the seas which will need to be taken account of by developers in bringing forward new proposals and by public authority decision makers eg. in determining marine licences.
In addition to various feedback opportunities including an online survey the Welsh Government, facilitated by Pembrokshire Coastal Forum are hosting a series of public events across Wales where stakeholders can meet members of the team, ask questions and discuss how marine planning may affect them.