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Solway Marine Planning Animation

Solway Firth Partnership has produced an animation as part of the Marine Management Organisation’s ‘Enhanced Stakeholder Engagement’ project. Kyla Orr, an experienced freelance marine ecology consultant and animator, has used graphics and voice over to create a simple, yet effective, overview of the marine planning process in the Solway Firth. This video aims to explain what

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Consultation – NW IFCA Byelaws

Closes 8th November 2019 Two byelaws have been approved and made by the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. In accordance with Defra’s byelaw making process the Authority must now advertise these byelaws and provide a consultation period before they can be signed by the Minister to bring them into force. A summary of

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NW Coastal Access Update

Natural England has produced their September update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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2 consultations on carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS)

Both close 11:45 p.m. 16th September. Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) projects: re-use of oil and gas assets The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on policy for the reuse of oil and gas assets for carbon capture, usage and storage projects. A policy paper – ‘The UK carbon capture,

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North West Coastal Access Update – July 2019

Natural England has produced their July update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot more detail in this month’s update but a brief summary of status of each section is: Stretch 1: Allonby to Whitehaven (35 km) – ‘OPEN’ Stretch 2: Whitehaven to Silecroft (51

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Events: Helping the UK Seafood Sector be Ready for Brexit

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with Seafish and the Marine Management Organisation, is hosting a series of events across England to help seafood traders, processors and businesses prepare for Brexit by understanding the changes that lie ahead. These events are open to people and businesses involved in the processing and

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New Coastal Walk: Changing shores – The Crosby Sequence

Through the coming together of science and the arts a narrated coastal walk along Crosby’s shoreline, north of Liverpool, has been created between Hall road and Waterloo train stations. This has been developed to raise awareness of shoreline change and coastal hazards. The poems capture changes in land use, coastal processes, shoreline management and observational

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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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Booking now closed 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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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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