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England’s first marine plans formally adopted

The marine plans for East inshore and offshore areas have been formally adopted by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson. Covering the area of English coast and marine waters from Flamborough Head in Yorkshire to Felixstowe in East Anglia, the marine plans are intended to inform and guide decisions on the sustainable

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Coastal Management in North West England – a case study of changing stakeholder dynamics

A big thank you from the North West Coastal Forum to all who took the time to take part in this research! We had a great response and this should really help to move the work of the North West Coastal Forum forward. The research is being conducted by Pamela Buchan, who is doing a Masters degree

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Are you a LOVEmyBEACH Business?

The LOVEmyBEACH campaign has been set up by the Turning Tides Partnership to work with local communities, businesses and visitors to improve the quality of bathing waters in the North West. They have recently developed a business pack so that organisations both large and small can take action to help tackle the huge challenge we face: to

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Marine Planning Newsletter 17 – December 2013

The Marine Management Organisation’s latest newsletter is now available. It covers updates on progress in the East Plan Area where responses from the consultation on inshore and offshore plans are being processed, news about the summary report arising from the 3 Decision Makers’ Workshops, an update on the South Plans Area including news about the workshops

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SUSTAIN: new indicator toolkit for coastal localities available now

The final outputs from the SUSTAIN project – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVC programme – are now availble  together with the presentations and other information from our recent Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference from the SUSTAIN project page. SUSTAIN – Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policy – has been a 3-year

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence 2012 – Results

The NW ACE 2012 were presented to winners by Professor Annie Worsley, Chair of the North West Coastal Forum, during our recent Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference in Southport. A summary of the winners and the Awards Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded below. For more information see the Current Projects page. 2012 winners: Awards Powerpoint:

Delivering Sustainable Coasts, 18 & 19 September 2012, Southport – book before September 5th!

The North West Coastal Forum, working with Sefton council and 10 EU partners as part of the SUSTAIN project, is holding a major international conference addressing coastal sustainability issues across Europe and celebrating achievements of organisations and individuals across North West England. Places are still available but are filling up fast. Featuring the 2012 North West Awards for

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The case for marine planning to come to North West England

A document submitted to the MMO to support the case for the 2nd marine planning region to be North West England. It was prepared by the North West Coastal Forum but represents the views of a wider group of organisations and participants in the March 2012 ‘A Sea Change: Marine Spatial Planning from Solway to Dee’

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SUSTAIN news

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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SUSTAIN Project Update

SUSTAIN, an EU-funded Interreg project that Sefton Council and the North West Coastal Forum are a part of, continues a-pace. The Europe-wide project, which aims to develop a universal policy tool to measure coastal sustainability, is nearly two-thirds complete with a final launch conference due to be held in Southport in September 2012. From a Forum

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