Consultation: Severn Estuary European Marine Site Management Scheme & Relevant Authority Action Plans

20th November 2017 – This consultation has now ended. The revised version will be published Spring 2018. Interested in receiving a copy when published? Contact Lucy at

ASERA is pleased to launch the consultation on the Severn Estuary European Marine Site Management Scheme and Relevant Authority Action Plans (2017 – 2022). The consultation period will be for 8 weeks, from 20th November 2017 to 16th January 2018. This Management Scheme will cover the next five-year period and was drafted following a review of the 2011 Management Scheme by the ASERA Officer with input from the ASERA Management Group.

The ASERA Management Scheme provides a mechanism for Relevant Authorities to set the framework within which their activities will be managed, either voluntarily or through legislation, to achieve the nature conservation objectives of the site. It considers whether activities are causing adverse effects and, if so, how such activities can be regulated by Relevant Authorities to prevent damage to the designated features of the EMS. For more information on the background to the scheme, click here.

Consultation documents:

  • To view the consultation draft of the Management Scheme, click here.
  • To view the consultation draft of the Relevant Authority Action Plans, click here.
  • For the Relevant Authority consultation questionnaire, click here.
  • For a blank proforma, click here.

Although the Management Scheme and Action Plans are aimed at Relevant Authorities, we welcome comments from other interested Severn Estuary stakeholders. Please send any comments you may have to Lucy Taylor, ASERA Officer, at by 16th January 2018. This is now closed.

If you have any queries on the scheme or would like to discuss any aspect in more detail, please get in touch with Lucy at or on 02920 874713.

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