Our Planning and Sustainability Team represents the interests of boaters in responding to marine licence applications that may affect our members, and supports members in making their own applications. We do this while supporting the need to increase renewable energy and reduce biodiversity impacts.
How does marine licensing work in the UK?
How the RYA represents boaters' interests by responding to Marine Licence and Town & Country Planning Act applications
How our team can help your club with planning applications, and responding to issues that may impact on your ability to use your site.
A guide to the various environmental designations that you may come across when boating. MPAs, SSSIs, SPAs, SACs, MCZs and more...
The UK Atlas of Recreational Boating is used by developers and the RYA to assist with planning and licensing. The data can be licensed from the RYA.
RYA Position Papers and Guidance Notes on Planning and Environmental matters.
We are seeing an increasing number of licence applications for aquaculture projects, often close inshore and within recreational cruising areas
Marine License applications that the RYA is responding to in order to represent our members' interests
Links to various websites that show the current status of offshore renewables projects.
Information on tidal energy technology and the RYA's current position statement.
Information on wave energy technology and the RYA's current position statement.
Information on offshore wind and the RYA's current position statement.