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Morecambe Bay – one of England’s first Nature Improvement Areas

Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership has worked with and on behalf of a broad partnership to secure £600,000 from the national Nature Improvement Area Programme. The investment will create a step change for nature aroundMorecambeBayby improving and reconnecting the area’s special wetland, limestone, grassland and woodland habitats, as well as

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Marine Planning Newsletter Issue 7

The Marine Management Organisation’s latest newsletter is available to view on the following link: MMO website

2012 National Flood Forum conference outputs

The 2012 National Flood Forum was themed on ‘Insurance, Communities, Flood Risk – What will the future hold?’. The event was co-ordinated by Communications and Management for Sustainability (CMS). Further details about the National Flood Forum, what the conference discussed and the outputs are now available on the CMS website.  

The 2nd North West Awards for Coastal Excellence (NW ACE 2012)

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2nd biennial NW ACE – an award scheme to recognise outstanding achievement in and contribution to the long-term management of our coast and near-shore marine environments. NW ACE winners and highly commended entrants will have an opportunity to showcase their

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World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Opens off the Cumbrian Coast

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, opened the world’s biggest offshore windfarm off Walney in Cumbria today (9th February). The £1 billion pound wind farm consists of 102 turbines and will produce enough power to supply 320,000 households. It is a joint venture between DONG Energy, SSE and OPW. It

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New sustainable fisheries report published by PC ISU

  The Prince’s Charities International Sustainability Unit Marine Programme has published a new report: ‘Towards global sustainable fisheries: the opportunity for transition’ The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU) was created to help build consensus on solutions to some of the major environmental problems facing the world. This report into fisheries is the result of

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2011 Water Framework Directive Progress Update

The Environment Agency has published a summary of the 2011 results for surface waters (rivers, lakes, transitional and coastal waters). This summary, and previous reports, can be viewed here.

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.


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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