organisations. Some commented that a national framework or strategy would clarify the roles, responsibilities and remits of all involved in coastal management, providing similar clarity for the existing plans and planning mechanisms. Seven comments also called for a formal mechanism for coordination between plans, with some sort of consultative forum or stakeholder advisory group to facilitate integration between the marine and terrestrial environments. Six responses called for coastal partnerships and fora to be recognised as statutory components within the ICZM process. A suggested framework developed by the Coastal Partnerships Working Group (CPWG) was submitted by five respondents. 8
Six respondents commented that the proposals for marine planning would go a considerable way towards achieving ICZM, provided that there was sufficient integration between marine and terrestrial planning systems and that each had regard to the other. Three respondents felt that proposals for marine planning combined with those for a Marine Management Organisation could create a legislative framework to deliver ICZM, provided that there was close co-ordination between terrestrial and marine planning processes.
8 CPWG 2006 ‘Proposed ICZM Delivery Institutional Framework – Roles and Functions (England)’