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Closed – Cumbria Coastal Access Consultation

Natural England have published the final report for coastal access roll-out between Allonby and Whitehaven. This report sets out the proposals to the Secretary of State for improving access to this stretch of coast. It follows a public consultation on the draft proposals which ran in early summer 2012. A further 8-week period of consultation is now taking

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Closed – Irish Sea Marine Conservation Zones Consultation

Defra has published the consultation documents for the first tranche of Marine Conservation Zones. The consultation runs until midnight on 31st March 2013. This is the key opportunity for everyone with an interest in the marine and coastal environment to influence which MCZs are designated. Information gathered during this consultation may also be used to

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Solway Firth Partnership news

The Autum/Winter 2012 edition of the Solway Firth Partnership’s newsletter – Tidelines - can be downloaded from: SFP website It includes news from both sides of the Solway Firth including the £1.9m Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme – perhaps not strictly coastal but falling within the Solway Coast AONB and providing imporant services to birds which use

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European Marine Sites – one stop shop for conservation advice

Natural England has brought together detailed conservation advice for European Marine Sites (SPAs, SACs, or both) into one easily accessible resource on their website. Visit their web page and click on ‘latest information’ to access the list of sites. In the north west these include: Solway Firth EMS, Shell Flat and Lune Deep cSAC, Ribble and

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Closed – Consultation on the Liverpool City Region Destination Management Plan

The Liverpool City Region Visitor Economy Strategy to 2020 sets out VisitLiverpool’s vision for tourism for the next 10 years. This long-term strategy is underpinned by a Destination Management Plan which is a 3 year collective action plan for driving forward growth in the Visitor Economy. The DMP is updated regularly and a draft Destination Management Plan for

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MMO publishes first series of marine evidence and information reports

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published a series of reports on activities in and around English seas. These  are part of the MMO’s work to identify and fill gaps in knowledge that marine planners, regulators and users currently face and they make recommendations on what information is needed to support MMO decisions, and how the

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Closed – Stage 1 consultation for Rhiannon Wind Farm, an offshore wind farm proposal in the Irish Sea

Celtic Array Limited – a joint venture between Centrica Renewable Energy Limited and DONG Energy – has been awarded exclusive rights to seek consent to build and operate offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea Zone. Rhiannon Wind Farm (RWF) is the first offshore wind project proposal in the Irish Sea Zone.  At its closest

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Marine Planning Newsletter Issue 10

The latest Marine Planning Newsletter from the Marine Management Organisation can be downloaded from this link. (Please note if you are viewing this in the e-newsletter you will need to click on the title above to access a workable link).

Solway Firth Partnership Conference and AGM 2012

The Solway Firth Partnership Conference and AGM will be held on Friday 16 November at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries. John Thomson, Convenor of Southern Uplands Partnership, will provide the keynote address and the programme will include information about a wide range of coastal and marine initiatives  relevant to the local area. The conference is the SFP’s

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Irish Sea: Issues and Opportunities Workshop – 2nd November 2012, Liverpool

This free event is open to all with an interest in the Irish Sea. To register visit the events page At the inaugural conference of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum held in Belfast in June 2012 stakeholders suggested that an Irish Sea Issues and Opportunities discussion paper would be a useful early output for the Forum

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