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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The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey

Closing date extended to Monday 7th September!   The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide…

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Covid-19 and NWCF-related Activity

Due to the current virus outbreak and guidance on avoiding travel, social distancing, etc., it has become necessary to adjust the way we operate…

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Wholescape Approach to Marine Management North West and South West Regional Workshop September 22nd 2020

Booking now open! Funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and managed by The Rivers Trust and the Coastal Partnerships Network, the Wholescape…

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Extended Consultation: River Basin Planning: Challenges and Choices

New closing date of 24th September 2020 (amended from 24 April 2020 due to Covid-19) The Environment Agency is holding a consultation in preparation…

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North West Coastal Access Update – July 2020

Natural England has released information on the progress of coastal access in North West England. They hope to publish proposals for the Cleveleys to…

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National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England

The Environment Agency has published a strategy setting out a vision of a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change –…

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Flood and coastal erosion risk management: policy statement

This policy statement sets out the Government’s policy on flood and coastal erosion risk management and their long-term ambition to create a nation more…

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Breaking the Plastic Wave – A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Pew Charitable Trusts have published a report which presents a global analysis of plastic flows into the ocean now and in the future…

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Consultation: Reducing single use plastic in Wales

Closes 22nd October 2020 The Welsh Government is seeking views on proposals to ban nine single use plastic products. The aim is to help…

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Hospitality & Tourism APPG Inquiry into Coasts and Waters

Closes 19th August, 5 p.m. The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism has launched an inquiry into ‘Coasts and Waters.’ Responses will inform…

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Consultation: Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment Regime for Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

Consultation closes 23:45 on 2 October 2020 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  is seeking views on proposed Offshore Oil and Gas…

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