2022 early summer Regional

Closed – consultation on pilot sites for Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs)

Closes 28th September 2022 Defra has launched a consultation on proposals to designate pilot Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs), including a candidate site of Allonby Bay, Cumbria.  In 2019 the UK Government commissioned an independent review, the Benyon Review, to explore the concept of HPMAs. The Review concluded that they are an essential component of

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Coastal Access Update – Late Spring 2022

Natural England have produced their latest update on progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. Currently 132km of the path are open in the North West, with a further 117 km from Cleveleys to Pier Head in Liverpool approved in full but not yet open and the remaining 322 km approved in

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