Making the most of the North West Coast

About the Forum

The North West Coastal Forum is a multi-sector partnership bringing together coastal stakeholders from across the North West to promote and deliver sustainable management and use of our coastline…

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Coastal Access Update – May 2019

Natural England has produced their May update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot…

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Government announces completion of UK ‘Blue Belt’

Defra has announced the designation of the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The latest designations of 41 new MCZs brings the overall…

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Consultation: Marine and fisheries policies for Wales after Brexit

Closes 19th August 2019 The Welsh Government is seeking views on future fisheries policy. The consultation is on the first stage in creating a…

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Consultation – Managing the Marine Historic Environment of Wales

Closes 3rd June 2019 The Welsh Government is consulting on updated guidance on managing and protecting the marine historic environment, which includes wrecks, submerged prehistory…

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River Basin Planning 2021 – Working Together Consultation Response Report England

The Environment Agency has published the consultation response report from the ‘Working Together’ consultation on reviewing and updating river basin management plans which took…

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Closed 29th March – Still time to comment on North West Marine Plan policies

Closes 29th March The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently holding on-line engagement on draft policies and supporting text for marine planning in the…

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Closed – consultation on St Bees Head Heritage Coast Extension

Closed 15th February 2019 Copeland Borough Council is consulting on a proposal to extend the St Bees Head Heritage Coast designation. St Bees Head…

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