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English Coastal Challenge Summit and Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum – 8 & 9 October, Southampton

The Coastal Partnerships Network, Coastal Communities Alliance and Local Government Association Coastal Special Interest Group will be hosting a second national summit on 8th October 2019. The aim of the English Coastal Challenge Summit is to bring together coastal communities from around the UK and the audiences of the three major coastal fora – Coastal

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Love Water! New campaign launched to protect our most precious resource

The ‘Love Water’ campaign, a long-term campaign launched on 31st July 2019, aims to raise awareness of the importance of water and the role everyone plays in protecting it. More than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators – including the Environment Agency, Water UK, Ofwat, NFU and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) –

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Consultation: Draft National Development Framework for Wales

Closes 1st November 2019. The National Development Framework (NDF) for Wales is a new development plan which will set the direction for development in Wales from 2020 to 2040.  It will replace the Wales Spatial Plan. The NDF sets out a strategy for addressing key national priorities through the planning system and should be read

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Wave Overtopping Clips from Crosby Beach Released on YouTube

A selection of short clips, form GoPro and Smart Phone camera footage, taken during the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall project during winter 2018/2019 have been released on the Channel Coastal Observatory’s YouTube channel. The footage shows wave overtopping around high water on the 7th March 2019, 25th January 2019 and 26th October 2018 at Crosby

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Booking open for Across the Sands of Dee 2019, Monday 9th September, Chester

Across the Sands of Dee 2019 is an exciting opportunity for people with an interest in the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay to gain insight into marine planning in advance of the consultation on the draft north west marine plans later this year, and to input their views into a developing National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Get active this summer with the Turning Tide Partnership’s Active Coast!

Active Coast is a summer programme of coastal activities to encourage people to make the most of the North West’s wonderful coastline, connect with nature and other people and improve their health and sense of wellbeing. Organised by members of the Turning Tides Partnership working with  LOVEmyBEACH there are a wide range of organised activities

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Diary Date: Across the Sands of Dee 2019 Monday September 9th, Chester

The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the date of our forthcoming cross border marine planning workshop for the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay which will take place on Monday 9th September in Chester. The programme is currently in the process of being finalised and more information and a booking link will be

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Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the Future of Seaside Towns

The government has issued a response to the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns. The Committee looked closely at a wide range of issues affecting seaside towns and the government response supports the vast majority of the report’s recommendations and highlights the work being undertaken to help

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Call for Evidence on Flooding and Coastal Erosion

Closes 19th August 2019. Defra has issued a call for evidence on:  What we understand by the term ‘resilience’  Describing outcomes, driving action and monitoring progress  Adapting to coastal change Corporation tax relief for business contributions Local funding initiatives for flood risk Developer contributions Managing financial risks from flooding This is a separate call from

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Consultation: Seeking evidence to help inform the development of a new approach for the allocation of additional fishing quota in England after Brexit.

Closes 11:45pm on 30 August 2019 Defra is seeking evidence to help develop a new approach for allocating any additional English fishing quota secured during negotiations following Brexit. In particular, they want to hear from the fishing industry and others in England and the Crown Dependencies, on issues such as: establishing a reserve of quota

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