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Report of the 2009-2010 consultation on 12 marine Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs) in English, Welsh and offshore waters around the UK 2011

Marine Protected Areas Seabed Habitats and Geology Marine protected area

Abstract

This document sets out the process undertaken by Natural England, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) [now Natural Resources Wales] on the formal consultation on 12 new marine Natura 2000 sites in 2009-10.

It also provides a summary of the conclusions on the recommendations which were considered and endorsed by Natural England’s Executive Board, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the Countryside Council for Wales Directors Team.

The sites that were subject to consultation are listed below:

Ten possible SACs:

Inshore and offshore

  • Haisborough Hammond and Winterton (off Norfolk)
  • Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge (off Norfolk).

Inshore

  • Margate and Long Sands (Thames Estuary)
  • Poole Bay to Lyme Bay (Dorset and Devon coast)
  • Prawle Point to Plymouth Sound and Eddystone (Devon coast)
  • Lizard Point (Cornwall)
  • Land’s End and Cape Bank (Cornwall)
  1. Shell Flat and Lune Deep (Morecambe Bay).

Offshore

  • Bassurelle Sandbank (Dover Strait)
  • North-West Rockall Bank (off north western Scotland).

Two proposed SPAs:

  • Liverpool Bay/Bae Lerpwl (inshore waters in England and Wales)
  • Outer Thames Estuary (inshore and offshore waters in England).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Oceans

Reference date 2011··

Lineage
Report on the formal consultation on 12 new marine Natura 2000 sites in 2009-10.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·13

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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