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Coastal Access – North West & National Updates 2017

Natural England has produced the monthly update for January 2017 summarising the progress being made on delivery of coastal access in the North West. Stretch 1 (Allonby to Whitehaven) and Stretch 2 (Whitehaven to Silecroft) are ‘open’, Stretches 3 (Gretna to Allonby) and 4 (Walney Island) are in the ‘determine’ phase, stretches 5 (Silecroft to Silverdale)

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Closed – NW Marine Plan Iteration 1 – feedback needed!

Closes Friday March 31st 2017 The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has launched a call for feedback on the initial outputs for marine planning in the remaining marine plan areas: North West, North East, South West and South East. There is an online questionnaire and the MMO is asking for feedback on: How the marine plans

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MMO Marine Plan Workshops Spring 2017

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has issued an invitation to participate in the next round of marine plan workshops. These will look at the issues and evidence database which was recently published (see news item on MMO Marine Planning Newsletter Jan 2017), explore potential policies for the new marine plans (including the North West) and

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MMO Marine Planning Newsletter January 2017

The Marine Management Organisation has releasaed its January 2017 newsletter, reporting on a range of activity including the South marine plan consultation, an update on the East marine plan, and links to the links to the economic baseline assessment for all the remaining plan areas (including NW) and the issues with supporting evidence database which

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Showing Support for Working Together at the Celtic Seas Scale

As the Celtic Seas Partnership project nears completion many of the stakeholders who have been involved with the project have told the project team that they would like to see face-to-face engagement at the Celtic Seas scale continue after the project finishes. In today’s economic climate, getting the resources to make this happen will be

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Coastal Partnerships Annual Forum 2016 – presentations available

The Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum is the national continuing professional development event for Coastal Partnership Officers, members of their Steering Groups or Boards and partner representatives. It provides up to date information on the latest legislation and key issues affecting or affected by coastal management and helps to showcase different aspects of the work

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Consultation on proposed extension to Liverpool Bay SPA

Closes 5 p.m., 8th February 2017 Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) are jointly consulting on an extension to the Liverpool Bay / Bae Lerpwl Special Protection Area (SPA). The extension will include new areas to the west and north, extending into the Mersey Estuary and also crossing the

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Closed – 4th North West Awards for Coastal Excellence (NW ACE)

Closes 16th September. Is your coastal work ACE? Are you a community group or an organisation carrying out work on the North West coast? Do you know someone whose work on the coast has inspired you? If so consider entering your project or that special person for this year’s awards! NW ACE is award scheme

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Last few places: Sandscapes: celebrating the natural and cultural capital of coastal landscapes, 11th & 12th October, Southport

The last few places are still available at the North West Coastal Forum’s Biennial Coastal Conference so we’ve extended booking until Friday 7th October. This year our conference is being run as a joint event with the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership. It’s free-to-attend event and includes a full day field trip to the Sefton coast

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Save the date: Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum 2016 – 9th & 10th November, Durham

This year’s Coastal Partnerships Network Forum will take place in Durham on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November. The venue is the historic Town Hall in the centre of Durham, close to the Durham World Heritage Site. The event will include a field visit to the Durham Heritage Coast to discuss a range of coastal

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