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Coastal Access in North West England – October 2020 Update

Natural England has published an update on coastal access in North West England. Stretch name Progress Gretna to Allonby Stage 4: Determine Allonby to Whitehaven Open to the public Whitehaven to Silecroft Stage 5: Open (not yet available for public use – work to establish the route is currently taking place) Silecroft to Silverdale Stage

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Closed – Vote now to help Morecambe Bay Partnership win funding for their ‘Clear the Bay by Day’ Project

Voting closed 12 noon, Thursday 22nd October. Morecambe Bay Partnership has entered a competition being run by the European Outdoor Conservation Association and urgently needs your vote to ensure success. Morecambe Bay Partnership’s Chief Executive Susannah Bleakley said “We have just 1 week to get 1000’s of votes to  turn the tide on plastic. We are the

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Closed consultation – Whelk Management Measures 2020 – extension

Closed 1st November 2020 The Welsh Government is consulting on proposals to introduce: an authorisation scheme for licenced and registered UK vessels fishing for whelks (Buccinum undatum) with pots in the Welsh zone an annual limit on the total amount of whelk that can be taken from the Welsh zone a flexible monthly landing cap

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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 Pier Head stretch in August. Cumbria County Council and their contractors have been making progress where they can with establishment works on the Whitehaven to Silecroft stretch. The planning inspector is

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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 – today, tomorrow and to the year 2100. It sits alongside the Government’s policy statement on flood and coastal erosion risk management (see separate news item). The National FCERM Strategy sets out

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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 resilient to future flood and coastal erosion risk. It forms part of their wider commitment to tackle climate change. It has been informed by the Environment Agency’s consultation exercise on the

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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 and a pathway towards collectively solving plastic pollution. The report was prepared by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, working with a panel of 17 global experts, the University of Oxford,

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Closed consultation: Reducing single use plastic in Wales

Closed 22nd October 2020 The Welsh Government is seeking views on proposals to ban nine single use plastic products. The aim is to help address the environmental damage caused by inappropriate disposal of these products. Under the proposals businesses would be banned from providing these products to end users (consumers) in Wales. The items are

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Closed – Hospitality & Tourism APPG Inquiry into Coasts and Waters

Closed 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 a report from the APPG making recommendations to Government. The consultation covers: What, if any, distinct concerns do costal or lakeside businesses have from other hospitality businesses? How can demand be

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

Consultation closed 23:45 on 2 October 2020 The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  is seeking views on proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Unloading and Storage (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2020 which would replace the Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1999. The proposed regulations amend the offshore

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