Publications, policies and guides

We publish a variety of reports and policies that outline our strategy as a General Lighthouse Authority. They are all available to download.

Marine Navigation Plan 2016 – 2030 (PDF)

The Marine Navigation Plan describes the GLA plan for the overall marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) service provision mix. This plan covers electronic and visual AtoN and is a consolidated version of the separate plans that have been produced in the past.


2030 Navigating the Future (PDF)

2030 – Navigating the Future is the United Kingdom and Ireland’s marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) strategy. It has been prepared by the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland for our users, partners and stakeholders.


GLA Aids to Navigation Review 2015-2020 (PDF)

The GLA Aids to Navigation Review follows wide scale consultation with users and representative organisations ranging from leisure sailors to commercial operations.


GLA Framework Document – July 2017 (PDF)

This Framework Document sets out the relationship between the Secretary of State for Transport (via the Department for Transport)
and the GLAs in matters of business and finance and aims to provide a clear understanding of their respective duties and statutory
responsibilities under legislation.


GLA Joint Navigation Requirements Policy

The GLA Joint Navigation Requirements Policy records in one publication the joint approach
of the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs) in navigational matters, to meet their statutory
duties and for the purpose of planning and managing a cost effective Aids to Navigation (AtoN)
service. Also provides the members of the Joint User Consultative Group (JUCG) with information regarding the GLAs’ AtoN provision.