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Integrated Water Management

Integrated Water Management

Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership... Read More...

It's getting Warmer...

It's getting Warmer...

...but the coral are alright! Worldwide, coral reefs have been badly damaged by rising sea surface temperatures. Bleaching - a process that can cause widespread coral death due to loss of the symbiotic algae that corals depend on for... Read More...

Local IFCAs

Local IFCAs

Following the passage of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, ten Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs) are being established round the English coast, one of which will include Sussex. Members are now being recruited to join these committees. The IFCAs will replace the existing... Read More...

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships

Local Nature Partnerships (LNPs) are partnerships of a broad range of local organisations, businesses and people who aim to help bring about improvements in their local natural environment. LNPs work  strategically to help their... Read More...

Localism Act 2011

Localism Act 2011

The Government’s plans to give local communities more say about planning and development passed into law when the Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011. The Localism Act represents the first stage of the Government’s sweeping reforms to... Read More...

Localism Bill

Localism Bill

The Localism Bill is working its way through Parliament, and has now reached the Report stage in the House of Lords. The Bill will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local communities more control over housing and... Read More...

Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

Lt Col John Q Davis 1947 - 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lt Col. John Q Davis OBE, Chichester Harbour Master and Manager, on Saturday 28th August. Ex-Royal Marine John had been harbourmaster for 12 years, responsible for both the harbour... Read More...

Marine Conservation Zones

Marine Conservation Zones

The Marine Conservation Zone Project is a partnership project working with people who use the sea for their livelihood or leisure to identify Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The Project area has been split into four regional MCZ projects covering... Read More...

Marine Plans

Marine Plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO)published the first ever plans for the future of our seas. The East Inshore and East Offshore Marine Plans provide guidance for sustainable development in English waters, and cover the coast and seas from Flamborough... Read More...

Marine species move north

Marine species move north

According to new research rising ocean temperatures are rearranging the biological makeup of our oceans. Species are being pushed further north towards the poles by 4.4 miles every year as they seek out the climates in which they are... Read More...

MCZ Consultation

MCZ Consultation

Defra has launched the consultation about the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The intention is to engage with everyone who has an interest in the marine environment and coastal communities. It is the opportunity for people to influence the decisions on how... Read More...

National Flood Resilience Review

National Flood Resilience Review

Following the devastating effects of record rainfall and extreme flood events last winter, the government has issued a national flood resilience review to assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and extreme weather events. The stress testing... Read More...

National Planning Policy Framework

National Planning Policy Framework

The final version of the National Planning Policy Framework for England has now been published.  The document sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It sets out the Government’s requirements for... Read More...

New Climate Economy

New Climate Economy

The new climate economy report, 'Better Growth, Better Climate', by The Global Commission on the Economy & Climate is a major assessment, commissioned by governments and written by world-leading experts. It considers how best to achieve prosperity and development at... Read More...

New Director at Chichester Harbour

New Director at Chichester Harbour

Keen sailor, Siun Cranny, has been appointed to head Chichester Harbour Conservancy. Siun, will take on this newly created role to lead the well established team at the Harbour Office. Following the untimely... Read More...

New Fisheries Fund

New Fisheries Fund

The European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is the fund for the EU’s maritime and fisheries policies for 2014 – 2020. It is one of the five European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds which complement each other and seek to... Read More...

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