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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Call for Entries – North West Awards for Coastal Excellence 2018

Closes 30th September 2018 The North West Coastal Forum is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 5th biennial North West Awards…

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Consultation: Working Together – River Basin Management Plans

Closes 22nd December 2018 The Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched consultations on the River Basin…

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Consultation – Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations (Fisheries White Paper)

Closes 12th September 2017 Defra has launched a consultation on the future of fisheries after Britain leaves the European Union. The ‘Fisheries White Paper’…

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Consultation: Byelaws for Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England

Closing date 5 p.m. 22nd August Natural England has launched a consultation on its proposed approach to considering the use of its byelaw-making powers…

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Consultation – Marine Conservation Zones Tranche 3

Closes 20th July. Defra have opened consultation on the 3rd tranche of Marine Conservation Zones proposed for English marine waters. 41 new MCZs are proposed…

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Consultation: Environmental Principles and Governance after EU Exit

Closes 2nd August 2018. The Government has launched a consultation on the development of an Environmental Principles and Governance Bill. The new legislation is intended…

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North West Coastal Access June Update and Cultural Value of the Cumbrian Coast Survey

Natural England have produced their June update on progress in developing the English Coast Path on the North West’s coast. There is a lot…

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wirewall rig

WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

A new collaborative NERC-funded research project, led by the National Oceanography Centre and HR Wallingford, is taking a low-cost instrument previously used to measure…

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