EU Directive 2014/89/EU establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning was adopted in July 2014. The Directive obliges all coastal Member States to establish maritime spatial plans by 2021. Member States must transpose the Directive into National law by 18 September 2016.
The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government has drafted regulations to transpose the Directive into Irish law. Submission are invited on the draft regulation.
The closing date for submissions is 5:30 p.m. on Friday 6th May, 2016. Please find link to further information here.