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Marine Planning Newsletter – Issue 8 May 2012

The Marine Management Organisation’s newsletter 8 is available to download from the MMO website.

Paths for Communities (P4C) launched

Natural England has launched a new £2m funding scheme which will run from May 2012 to March 2014. The funds are available to local community partnerships and are aimed to support local communities working with land owners to make improvements to the Public Rights of Way (PRoW) network. Importantly all P4C projects must also create some new PRoW

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New Chair for the Coastal Forum!

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce that Professor Ann Worsley has been elected to Chair the Forum from April 2012 – 2014. She succeeds Graham Lymberyof Sefton Council who is to be commended for leading the Forum safely through the sometimes stormy waters of major changes in the region and corresponding changes

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BBC Coast in the North West

Over the next two Sundays (20th and 27th May) BBC Coast, aired at 9 pm on BBC 2, will feature items on the Transatlantic Cable and Birkenhead Park.

Environmental Indicator Report 2012: Ecosystem resilience and resource efficiency in a green economy in europe

The EEA has published the 2012 Environmental Indicator Report – the first in revived series. It argues that in striving towards a green economy there would be value in considering objectives and targets that explicitly recognise the relationships between resource efficiency, ecosystem resilience and human well-being as well as the different time lags for green

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Launch of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum – Inaugural Event 28 June, Belfast

PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE! This free conference at the prestigious new Titanic building in Belfast marks the formal inauguration of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum – a new stakeholder partnership which is being established following two very successful stakeholder workshops in Liverpool and Dublin in 2011. Pump priming support for the new Forum has been provided by the

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The Case for Marine Planning in the Irish Sea

The North West Coastal Forum has submitted a document to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to support the case for the 2nd marine planning region to be North West England. An announcement on the next area to be planned is expected in early summer 2012. The case for it to come to the North West was compiled by the

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Oh – we DO like to be beside the seaside!

It’s official - research by researchers Katherine Ashbulby and Matthew White at the European Institute of Enviornment and Human Health in Cornwall compared experiences of people at the seaside, in the countryside and in urban parks from 2750 Natural England questionnaires and concluded that the greatest sense of pleasure came from exercising beside the sea – whatever your age,

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Climate-ADAPT web resource

The European Commission has developed a major new website to help respond to the challenge of climate change. Climate-ADAPT aims to be the most comprehensive website for information on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change inEurope. It is aimed at policy makers and practitioners and enables them to learn from the experience of others

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Solent Forum’s Coastal and Marine Consents Guide Edition 4

The Solent Forum has produced a useful online guide to the coastal and marine consenting process. It was launched at the March 2012 Solent Forum meeting. The guide contains a wealth of useful information and links despite being aimed chiefly at a Solent audience. It is likely to prove useful to anyone undertaking coastal works or development planning at

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