ARCHIVE: Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 will ensure clean healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas, by putting in place better systems for delivering sustainable development of marine and coastal environment.
The Marine and Coastal Access Bill received Royal Assent on 12 November 2009.
After the Bill received Royal Assent, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said:
“This historic, ground-breaking legislation fulfils the Government’s 2005 commitment to introduce a new framework for managing the demands we put on our seas, improve marine conservation, and open up access for the public to the English coast.
I would like to thank all of you who have dedicated so much time and energy to producing this excellent Act and look forward to your help in implementing it.”
- Guidance from the Secretary of State to the Marine Management Organisation concerning the Infrastructure Planning Commission (PDF 228KB)
- Draft statutory guidance to the Marine Management Organisation on its contribution to the achievement of sustainable development (PDF 222KB)
- Marine Management Organisation Framework Document (PDF 1MB)
- Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 – Impact Assessment (PDF 1.2MB)
- Consultation: Consultation on marine plan areas within the English Inshore and English Offshore Marine Regions
- What the Marine and Coastal Access Act covers
- What does this mean for individuals, industry and environmental groups
Page last modified: 14 September 2010