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BlackSea Region Meeting Varna 12.03.07 National Reports on Spatial Planning for Coastal Zones and Maritimes Areas Terms of Reference.

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1 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna National Reports on Spatial Planning for Coastal Zones and Maritimes Areas Terms of Reference

2 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna Objectives Introduce/improve maritime spatial planning in a coherent manner for the Adriatic, Black and Baltic region and provide inputs for other European coastal zones, Contribute to the implementation of EU Recommendations on ICZM and the Public Consultation Process and Implementation of the EU Maritime Strategy, To provide grounds for the adoption and implementation of an ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean countries and Black Sea region in particular for the planning, co-ordination and integration of the sea and land part of the coast zones, To stimulate discussion at national levels of the importance of maritime spatial planning, and To share experience with different countries so to harmonise approaches on this issue. To provide the grounds for the pilot projects and the subsequent transnational study & recommendations

3 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna a General Description of Spatial Planning system -evolution of spatial planning in the country (short introduction) -agencies of planning (national, regional, local level) -the planning framework (legal basis, planning instruments, types of plans at all levels and their contents) -involvement of public (access to information, public hearings, appeals, etc) -the control of development (planning/building permissions, enforcement of planning control) -land policies related to coastal areas -urban, countryside and transport planning/policies -environmental protection and planning (pollution, waste, EIA, SEA) -conservation of nature and cultural heritage (protected areas, etc) -general introduction on coastal zone planning -general introduction on maritime spatial planning (legal basis, responsibilities, practice, plans, etc.) -assessment of/commentary on advantages and gaps

4 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna b Specificities of spatial planning in coastal zones -main problems and issues related to uses in coastal areas, conflicts -planning in coastal zones (general overview): -urban policies (housing, tourist facilities) -countryside planning (agriculture and forestry, landscape, protected areas, recreation, minerals, etc) -transport planning -assessment of /commentary on advantages and gaps

5 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna c Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) main problems and issues related to coastal zone management specificities of coastal zone planning (legal framework, responsibilities, vertical and horizontal coordination, procedure, plans, ICZM instruments, ICZM strategy, levels, relation to spatial plans, sea and land-use integration, etc.) implementation of ICZM strategy assessment of/commentary on advantages and gaps (5-10 pages)

6 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna d. Maritime Spatial Planning evolution of sea uses and the state of the art of maritime uses in the country (sort of uses, trends, main conflicts, etc.) main problems and issues related to maritime uses, conflicts state of art and main characteristics of maritime spatial planning legal basis elements and contents of maritime spatial plans, scale, maps procedures and responsibilities for preparation of maritime plans (level of authority, for which components) co-ordination and resolving of conflicting uses integration of land and maritime parts of spatial plans practical examples of maritime (sea-use) plans (5-10 pages)

7 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna e Linkages to International Policy compliance to EU ICZM recommendation Linkage / recommendations for EU Maritime Strategy (Green Book) linkage to any other international policy (i.e. Helcom / MAP / Black Sea Commission) (3-5 pages)

8 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna Annexes The report should be supported by as many existing documents as possible (if available in English). Furthermore the report should also analyse the existing information / data sources (and access to them) and any kind of improvements on this level.

9 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna RECOMMENDATIONS In the following, it is expected that each partner will develop recommendations on national level as a result of the comparison undertaken with the other partner contributions and the ensuing discussions during the various PlanCoast workshops. Furthermore these recommendations will be encompassed by the joint recommendations developed within the transnational study.

10 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna b Recommendations could for instance cover such areas as: who should be the responsible/relevant institution(s) and responsible level of authority for which uses should plans be necessary and why the scope (definition of maritime areas) suggestions for transborder co-operation and co-ordination of activities/plans what kind of legal instrument should facilitate maritime planning what should be the planning procedure which sea uses should be taken into account what kind of background studies should be elaborated to assist plan preparation

11 BlackSea Region Meeting Varna OUTPUTS AND DEADLINES A report, to include elements as elaborated in point 3 above should be submitted as follows: Draft report28 February 2006 Final report15 April 2006

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