Making the most of the North West Coast

About the Forum

The North West Coastal Forum is a multi-sector partnership bringing together coastal stakeholders from across the North West to promote and deliver sustainable management and use of our coastline…

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Exploring the Benefits of a Regional Approach to Coastal Coordination in North West England – Summary Report Available

The North West Coastal Forum has been leading a Regional Demonstration Project to explore the benefits of a regional approach to coastal coordination in…

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What’s Happening on the North West Coast 2022 Pilot Report

The aims of the ‘What’s Happening on the North West Coast’ pilot report are to: provide a comprehensive overview of strategic actions and policies…

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Consultation: Draft River Basin Management Plans

Consultation closes 22nd April 2022 The Environment Agency is consulting on  updating the river basin management plans that fall entirely within England  along with…

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Coastal Access Update – 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…

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Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership: Key Challenges and Emerging Issues Publication

MCCIP has published a suite of outputs on ‘responding to key challenges in UK marine climate change’, building on the evidence presented in the…

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Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment Programme Policy Paper published

Defra has published a policy paper setting out the  Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (NCEA). This is a science innovation and transformation programme, spanning…

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Environment Agency publishes storm overflow Event Duration Monitoring data for 2021

Storm overflows are designed to release excess storm water from the sewerage system into rivers or the sea during prolonged, heavy rainfall, to ensure…

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Consultation: the Government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan

Closes 11:45 p.m. 12th May 2022 Defra is seeking views on new government targets to tackle the issue of sewage discharges to eliminate ecological…

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UK Seafood Fund: Infrastructure Scheme Open for Applications

Round one is open for applications from 29 March until 24 May 2022 The UK government is making at least £65 million in grant…

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Survey: Salt Marshes in North West England

This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researchers are carrying out this research to…

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Survey: North West Marine Plan Engagement

Closing date: 25th April 2022.  This survey is part of a research project being carried out by the University of Liverpool. The researcher is carrying…

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Consultation: Draft Joint Fisheries Statement

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 12th April 2022 Defra is seeking view on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), which has been developed by the…

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