The Hayle Harbour Advisory Committee, ING Real Estate Development UK (Hayle Harbour) Ltd, Hayle Harbour Authority Limited, the RSPB, Natural England, Environment Agency, Cornwall Council and Hayle Town Council have worked together to combine their different areas of expertise to produce the Hayle Estuary Management Plan. It draws partly on information within existing management plans (For example, RSPB Hayle Estuary Management Plan 2007-12) but aims to be wider-reaching, embracing all users. It is, nevertheless, concise and has been developed with a view towards practical application.
The Hayle EMP draws together existing plans and helps clarify the roles, responsibilities and requirements of the statutory bodies, owners, occupiers and users of the estuary. It aims to promote joint working to deliver more effective outcomes through a co-ordinated and shared approach to management.
The Hayle EMP does not attempt to override existing powers or responsibilities, or prescribe the outcomes of issues. Rather it is a non-statutory document, providing guidance and support for the integrated management of the Hayle Estuary as a healthy, natural environment enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. It is advisory, not statutory.