The Holderness region has an extensive number of stakeholders, creating a spatially diverse and highly dynamic area. The area contains two Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) and one of the United Kingdom's three "No Take Zones". There are currently three offshore wind farms and their associated export cables in the area with an additional three wind farms in development or consultation. Additonally, there are also natural gas exploitation and aggregate extraction sites throughout the region. Underlying all of this modern development is a 300-year old fishing heritage supporting our local community. Most notably, the region is home to Europe’s largest lobster fishery and an extensive, globally-important edible crab and whelk fishery.
The Holderness coast is a varied and diverse region!
Our area is rich in so many natural resources that is no wonder it is a busy place with many overlapping interests. In the depiction of the area's useage, green is the fishing grounds (grey is not fished), yellow are the areas of offshore energy (both exisiting and planned), red dots are gas extraction well-heads, offshore blue areas are aggreagate extraction, and inshore blue areas are Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). Not shown are the various cable routes, gas pipelines, intake and outfall pipes, and aquaculture installations.