Work on creating England's first marine plans is well underway, keep up to date with all the latest developments here.
Latest Marine Planning news
- Committee slams government over marine zone progress
- Go-ahead for Aberdeenshire wind power scheme
- Streamlined licensing regime for marine body
- Marine body to streamline licensing regime
- Conservation groups dismayed by marine conservation plans
- Final hurdle cleared for Irish cross-border bridge
- Northern Ireland offshore renewable deals offered
- Salmond launches £103m Scottish rewewables fund
- Housebuilders enjoy record profits increases
- A vision for the New Planning Framework for Scotland
- Cross-party commission to consider airport expansion
- Plans submitted for huge offshore wind farm in Moray Firth
- Orkney harbour funding package finalised
- RTPI: Scotland's new planning framework must boost investment
- Clegg claims 100% commitment to green energy
Analysis and Opinion
"Water, water, every where/Nor any drop to drink."
Local involvement and learning from land-use policy will be key to developing successful marine planning, the men charged with building the system told an event hosted by Planning, reports Michael Donnelly.
The head of the government team developing the rapidly emerging marine planning system believes it will help onshore planners as well as maritime interests reduce potential conflicts, Bryan Johnston finds.
An award-winning scheme aims to save Durham's coastline from the ravages of coalmining and boost the local economy
Government funding for the renewable energy sector is giving port operators and coastal authorities an impetus to look at what they can do to support offshore wind development.
Environment: Features & analysis from Planning
Powerful argument The government has started to show its hand on the future of energy policy but doubts surround its commitment to renewable technologies and production.
How we did it ... Lundy hooks head start with marine zone status Project: Creation around Lundy Island of England's first marine conservation zone (MCZ).
A World of Water Engineers and architects have been thinking the unthinkable in exploring the potentially dramatic consequences of sea level rise for two major port cities.
Green shoots of recovery Green technologies could provide a vital driver in reviving the global economy and job markets and planners' skills will be essential in making it happen, maintains Huw Morris.
Legal Report - Marine bill seeks balance across offshore activity The Marine and Coastal Access Bill, currently at the committee stage in the House of Lords, will establish a UK-wide marine planning system to allow the government to set a clear direction for how it will make best use of resources.
Green Politics None of the main political parties presents an unblemished picture on environmental policy and green groups are warning that they will have to clean up their act if they wish to win over the electorate, Huw Morris reports.
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- SENIOR PUBLIC POLICY ADVISOR Falkland Islands Government £35,375 and £44,729 per annum , Falklands Islands
- Planning Officer x 2 Maidstone Borough Council £26,412 - £32,143, Maidstone
- Senior/Principal DC planner Randstad Negotiable, East of England
- Design and Conservation Officers Westminster City Council £30,345 - £31,935 (pro rata) pa, Westminster City Council
- Area Urban Design and Conservation Officer Westminster City Council £42,258 pa, Westminster City Council
- Head of Design and Conservation Westminster City Council £60,714 - £64,248 pa, Westminster City Council
- Policy officer Randstad £18 - £23 per hour, South West England
- Senior DC planner Randstad £27 - £32 per hour, South East England
- PLANNING MANAGER (maternity cover) Peak District National Park Authority £33,661, Based at Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District
- AONB Planning Officer Cornwall Council £26,114 - £32,800 per year, Truro
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