- You can access the consultation via Microsoft Forms
- The consultation is open for 6 weeks – closing on October 10th, 23:59
- The consultation is based around the Workshops at the Stakeholder Forum on September 15th. The consultation provides an opportunity to feedback in finer detail. You may attend/complete both if you wish. However, you may feel one is suffice.
- You do not need to complete each section, focus on your interest area or knowledge and expertise (this is particularly relevant for the ‘Issues, Actions, Policy’ section. You may fill out as little or as much as you like.
- All responses will be considered, but may not be included in the Final Plan in order to reflect a balanced approach.
What is the Management Plan?
The Exe Estuary Management Plan details management measures to guide key and statutory organisations in delivering their statutory duties in a co-ordinated manner. It outlines policies, issues and five-year objectives to ensure sustainable use of the Exe for the future. The plan incorporates the Management Scheme for the Special Protection Area (Regulation 34, Habitats Directive), identifying policies which aim to achieve favourable condition of the protected wildlife and supporting habitats. The Plan also promotes the sustainable use of the Estuary balancing the demands made on its natural resources and resolving conflicts of interest and provide a framework for the co-ordinated management of the Estuary and communication between users and organisations with authority over the Exe.
The Exe Estuary Management Plan is written to provide guidance on delivering statutory compliance and best
practice in managing this special place. It will:
- Promote the sustainable use of the Exe Estuary, balancing the demands made on its natural resources and resolving conflicts of interest where they arise.
- Provide a framework for the co-ordinated management of the Estuary and improve communications between users and organisations with authority over the Exe.
Why Renew the Plan?
The current plan covers the period of 2016-2021 and was based on the scientific report, the ‘State of the Exe Estuary 2014’, which detailed the information available on the condition of the environment at that time. However, things will have changed considerably since then. The environmental conditions of the estuary will have changed, and policy and legislation is different today than it was in 2014. Not only this, stakeholders have changed, with new emerging user groups and businesses being present on the estuary.
If you have any questions please get in touch with the Exe Estuary Officer firstname.lastname@example.org