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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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…

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Consultation: Solway Firth proposed SPA (proposed marine extension and site name change)

Closes midnight, 17th January 2017. Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural England are jointly consulting on the Solway Firth potential Special Protection Area (pSPA). This…

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North West Coast Connections – formal consultation now open

Closes 5 p.m. on Friday 6th January 2017. National Grid has launced a 10 week consultation on the detailed proposals for the North West…

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Call for Evidence on Marine Protected Area Assessments

Closes 12th December 2016. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is carrying out site assessments for the marine protected areas (MPA) in English inshore waters…

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Consultation – Managing the UK Queen Scallop Fishery

Closes 3rd January 2017 This consultation is being conducted on behalf of the five UK and Isle of Man Fisheries Administrations. It seeks views…

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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…

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MCS Great British Beach Clean Findings Announced

Results from the Marine Conservation Society’s Great British Beach Clean (GBBC)  have been announced. The GBBC is a four day event each September where…

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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…

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English Bathing Waters Update

New statistics released by DEFRA on the quality of bathing water around England have shown that swimming waters are the cleanest since records began.…

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‘Flushable’ Products Protest by UK Water Companies

UK water companies have recently complained to Trading Standards regarding branding on items such as flushable wet wipes stating that they are contributing towards…

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NW Marine Plan – Issues Database and Issues with Supporting Evidence Consultation Summary now available from MMO

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published an issues database for the North West, North East, South East and South West Marine Plan areas.…

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