The Clyde will be one of the first of two areas to take forward regional marine planning.
A public notice on the proposed delegate and draft Direction was published in The Herald newspaper on 12 February 2016. Views were sought from the public and responses considered in the drafting of the final Direction.
The Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) will take forward regional marine planning in the Clyde, with the powers to develop a regional marine plan by legislation known as a Ministerial Direction. The Direction was signed on 14 March 2017 and the Partnership's operational guidance is available online.
On 15 December 2017 the Cabinet Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, agreed the Statement of Public Participation (SPP) prepared by the CMPP. The SPP sets out when consultation is likely to take place and with whom, its likely form and the steps to be taken to involve the general public in the stages of preparation of the Clyde regional marine plan. The SPP and further details of the consultation events can be found on the CMPP website and a copy of the Direction and additional information are available below: