Lesson Learned for Marine Spatial Planning in Scotland

Abstract: 

The report highlights lessons learned from the experience of the SSMEI Clyde Pilot and makes recommendations with respect to the possible nature of Regional Marine Plans, the structures and processes under and by which they might be developed, and resource requirements.

Sea Basin(s): 
Country: 
Year: 
2010
Application in MSP: 
Unknown effect
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Cross-border cooperation
Data
Economic aspects
Environment aspects
Land-sea interactions
Safety aspects
Social aspects
Stakeholders
Type of practice: 
Pilot plan
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Vision and aims
Stocktake
Analyse spatial aspects
Develop and implement plan
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
No

Questions this practice may help answer

  • What lessons were learned during the development of the Firth of Clyde Pilot MSP?
  • What recommendations have been made for the development of MSP across Scotland?

Implementation Context

The Marine (Scotland) Bill proposes a new framework for statutory Marine Planning including the development of a strategic National Marine Plan and the creation of Scottish Marine Regions (SMRs) within which Regional Marine Plans will be developed.

This report examines the work of the Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative (SSMEI) Clyde Pilot, which, over three years from July 2006, has drafted a strategic Marine Spatial Plan for the marine or tidal extents of the Firth of Clyde. This voluntary Plan has been developed by a small Project Team (1.6fte) overseen by a pre-existing Steering Group of stakeholders and regulators with an independent Chair. The report highlights lessons learned from the experience of the SSMEI Clyde

Pilot and makes recommendations with respect to the possible nature of Regional Marine Plans, the structures and processes under and by which they might be developed, and resource requirements.

Aspects / Objectives

To review the Firth of Clyde SSMEI Pilot Plan and make recommendations for the implementation of MSP in Scotland.

Method

The Project Team and Steering Group critically analysed the process followed in the Firth of Clyde Pilot Plan, and the responses to the public consultation on the draft Plan.

Main Outputs / Results

Online report at: http://www.clydemarineplan.scot/

Transferability

The report is of particular relevance to the development of MSP in Scotland, but the process and lessons learned may be of wider interest.

Responsible Entity

Clyde Forum.

Contact Person

Project Manager 
e.clyde@clydeforum.org       
T. 0141 951 0820
Firth of Clyde Forum
Caspian House
2 Mariner Ct, 8 South Ave
Clydebank Business Park
Clydebank G81 2NR

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