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Coastal Communities Fund Report

Coastal Communities Fund Report

Our coastal communities are vital to the country’s economy, but they face unique challenges in unlocking their growth potential. That includes renewing the traditional seasonal seaside economy to meet new patterns of visitor demand, as well as encouraging more... Read More...

Coastal Erosion Maps

Coastal Erosion Maps

Two pilot maps showing coastal erosion for Northumberland and North Tyneside and the South Downs, have been published by the Environment Agency. The maps were developed in conjunction with local councils and provide information for the public on how... Read More...

Coastal Flood Forecasting

Coastal Flood Forecasting

The Environment Agency has published a new document entitled 'Coastal flood forecasting: a good practice framework '. The report sets out a good practice framework for the development of future coastal flood forecasting systems. It examines the components that... Read More...

Coastal Quality in The Hague

Coastal Quality in The Hague

In July 2012 an international workshop about coastal quality took place in The Hague and was attended by one of the original MPP project leaders. A report has now been produced about that event.  The organizing team based its workshop format... Read More...

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

Communities chosen to try out new planning powers

A second group of communities is being given the opportunity to explore new powers to test out neighbourhood planning. This radical idea is being introduced in the Localism Bill, and is intended to give people the chance to decide how development will look in their... Read More...

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

Creating Coastal Powerhouses

The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has asked the government to deliver a comprehensive strategy to attract the investment which our coastal communities need to reach their full economic and social potential. The BHA calls for a Seaside Tsar to be appointed to help Britain’s forgotten seaside... Read More...

Deep Sea Microplastics

Deep Sea Microplastics

Seafloor microplastics are controlled by deep sea currents according to a new report published in the journal Science. This study shows how deep-sea currents act as conveyor belts, transporting tiny plastic fragments and fibres across the seafloor. These currents... Read More...

Defra Survey 2019

Defra Survey 2019

The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future. The consultation opened on 2 December and will run until 10 February 2019. Follow this link to find out more about... Read More...

Drainage Strategy Framework

Drainage Strategy Framework

The Drainage Strategy Framework is a joint Environment Agency and Ofwat document that sets out a framework for water and sewerage companies to prepare drainage strategies. A reliable sewerage network is a vital part of our national infrastructure. It is... Read More...

Drought Update

Drought Update

The Environment Agency has produced a national update of the current water  situation in the UK. Despite being the wettest April on record, the South East of England is still considered to be in a drought due to the lack of... Read More...

Eco Technology Show 2013

Eco Technology Show 2013

The Eco Technology Show took place this year at the Brighton Centre on 14th - 15th June.  All sorts of new eco ideas ranging from  buildings to concept cars were showcased. Follow this link to find out more about Read More...

Ecological Seas Network

Ecological Seas Network

A new online interactive map showing the ecological network for our seas has been developed, allowing you to contribute your own knowledge to help our understanding of the seas. Information contributed in this way will help develop the national Marine Conservation Zones... Read More...

Energy and Efficiency

Energy and Efficiency

The Energy Act has become law setting in stone the legal framework for the Green Deal, which will be launched in Autumn next year. The Green Deal will revolutionise the energy efficiency of the nation’s homes and businesses. It will... Read More...

England's Smaller Seaside Towns

England's Smaller Seaside Towns

A benchmarking report about England’s smaller seaside towns was published in 2010. The report presents a range of statistical evidence on socio-economic conditions and compares the figures from small seaside towns with regional and English averages and with the... Read More...

Environment & Wildlife Statistics

Environment & Wildlife Statistics

The annual summary of environmental statistics has been published by Defra. This covers a range of summary statistics on the environment in the United Kingdom. The aim is to provide information that can be used by members of the... Read More...

Fish is the Dish

Fish is the Dish

The Fish is the Dish initiative by Seafish was designed as a hard-working digital campaign to show consumers why they should eat more seafood, more often. The platform (www.fishisthedish.co.uk) offers a wide variety... Read More...