Like other coastal zones in the UK, the Solent has a highly complex system of planning and management due to the different regulatory systems across the land-sea divide and the wide range of authorities and agencies involved. There is a correspondingly large number of plans, strategies and other initiatives around the Solent, produced by a range of organisations for different purposes and covering different areas and timescales. This section looks at some of the important legislation and policy areas that determine how our coast is managed.
The distance from shore includes the height of the Mean High Water Springs (MHWS) limit and the height of the Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS) limit.
Source: Marine Management Organisation