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Marine Planning News

The latest Marine Management Organisation Marine Planning Newsletter is available to download here. A series of drop in sessions are being organised across the East of England (the first marine plan area) in February. For further information on current and future marine planning visit the MMO website.

Formby Wastewater Treatment Works Upgrade

United Utilities have announced a £2.5 million improvement scheme for the Formby works at Altcar Lane. This will include 4 new screens, a new pumping station and associated works and will ensure that wastewater entering the Alt will be of better quality, meeting strict EU standards on ammonia levels. See the United Utilities website for

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SUSTAIN news

The latest SUSTAIN English national newsletter is available to download below. This summarises the progress made to date by the partners – which include the North West Coastal Forum working with Sefton Council – and showcases work taking place in Sefton on the Landscape Partnership Scheme, as well as some of the exchanges of good practice that have

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Horse Riding Coastal Access Survey

The British Horse Society and the North West Coastal Forum are working together on an initial audit of horse riding access along the North West coast (between Chester and Carlisle). The audit is in the form of a short survey for horse riders using the North West coast and will contribute towards the establishment of

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Accessing the North West Coast

A report summarising the findings of the North West Coastal Forum’s June 2011 workshop and associated consultation is now available. The event explored the fit between the national coastal access scheme and the North West Coastal Trail project and sought views on current access work being undertaken or planned which will help to implement the Trail on

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Localism Bill Enacted

The Localism Bill received Royal Assent on 15th November. It introduces far-reaching changes to the planning system including abolition of regional strategies and the Infrastructure Planning Commission and the introduction of neighbourhood plans with wide community involvement. Many of the measures introduced are expected to be in place by April 2012. For more details and

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