Regional News

New Copeland Coastal Partnership

Copeland Borough Council have launched a new coastal partnership new venture to bring together a range of organisations that have an interest in promoting and enhancing the coast to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of what is on offer.  The partnership aims to develop the coast for the benefit of local people, visitors

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Green Infrastructure to Manage Climate Change: Resources Available

Resources are now available to help a range of professionals in the North West  plan, design and manage green infrastructure and the natural environment so that it can help to combat climate change. They are of use for planners, designers, developers, decision makers, land and green space managers, as well as a wider audience and

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Peel Energy halt Mersey Tidal Power project

After months of consultations and technical studies, Peel Energy have published the 3rd and final stage of the Mersey Tidal Energy feasibility study and chosen a preferred scheme -  a barrage between New Ferry and Dingle. However, due to high construction costs, Peel Energy have decided that it is not a financially viable project and will

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Bathing Beach Profiles

The Environment Agency have posted brand new detailed profiles for bathing beaches in the UK to their website. The profiles contain descriptions on the beach and its catchment, and descriptions on how the EA is working with water companies, local authorities, farmers and private land owners. The profiles are new for 2011 and will be

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Burbo Bank Extension – Public Consultation

DONG Energy have announced a series of first-round consultation events to seek the views of the community over their application to extend the Burbo Bank windfarm. The proposed project would provide approximately 250MW of additional capacity, enough to power around 170,000 homes, and will cover a maximum area of 40 square kilometers. Consultation documents are available

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New Fisheries Body For the North West

On April 12011, the two Sea Fisheries Committees (SFC) in North West England (Cumbria and North Western), to become one new organisation  – the North West Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NW-IFCA). The NWIFCA is one of 10 new Authorities established under the Marine and Coastal Access Act (2009) and, besides taking on responsibility for fisheries management from

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Liverpool-based Maersk Line Places Order for World’s Biggest Ships

Maersk, the world’s biggest container shipping line, which has its UK headquarters in Liverpool, has placed an order for the largest vessels ever built. The $1.9bn order for 10 triple-E class ships is with Daewoo Shipbuilding of South Korea. Each vessel will measure 1,300ft (400m) long and 190ft (59m) wide and have a capacity of

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Irish Sea Conservation Zones: 3rd Progress Report

The Irish Sea Conservation Zones project (www.irishseaconservationzone.org.uk) has published its third progress report. You can read and download it here. http://www.irishseaconservation.org.uk/sites/default/files/Third%20progress%20report.pdf