Over the past five years the Deben Estuary Management Plan has informed planning and management decisions on the River Deben estuary. Much has changed, even over this short period, and the Deben Estuary Partnership is now embarking on a revision process to identify challenges faced on the estuary today and to bring the estuary plan up to date.
Preparation of a revised Deben Estuary Management Plan will involve a review of the themes and policies covered within the existing plan, but we also need to understand what additional topics should be included. As before, stakeholder engagement is essential to ensure that the revision process is inclusive, comprehensive and reflects key issues, concerns and changes.
The first, formal stage in the review process is the Scoping Report, which highlights existing objectives, sets out matters to be considered and updated, and identifies new areas that should be addressed.
To ensure that the revised Deben Estuary Management Plan is comprehensive, up to date, fit for purpose and able to be an effective tool for managing the Deben Estuary over the next five years we are seeking your views.
Please consider the issues identified in the Scoping Report, the justification for including them, and please identify any additional issues which need to be included in the document.
Please submit your feedback and responses to the questions via the online form or return the document to the email address given in the file.