From 6 September 2010 you will be able to review the Draft Shoreline Management Plan, and provide us with your comments, at your local library, council offices and on-line. Comments will need to be provided by 6 Dec 2010.
The Swansea and Carmarthen Bay Coastal Engineering Group (comprising representatives from coastal local authorities, planning authorities, Environment Agency Wales, Countryside Council for Wales and other organisations) are working together to consider the best way to manage the South Wales coast, between Lavernock Point (Vale of Glamorgan) and St Ann’s Head (Pembrokeshire), both now and into the future. The Shoreline Management Plan which is being developed is a high level, coastal erosion and flood risk management policy document.
The coast is changing it always has and it always will. Climate change with rising sea levels will continue to increase the risk of flooding and erosion to the coast, affecting the places where people live, work and play. The way in which defences and the coast is managed in future may therefore need to change. The Plan tests the ongoing sustainability of present defences from a social, environmental and economic perspective using present knowledge.
Your help is needed to make sure that the Shoreline Management Plan is realistic, suitable and achievable. The three month public consultation on the Shoreline Management Plan will start in September 2010 with a series of public exhibitions held at various venues along the coast (Barry, Porthcawl, Port Talbot, Swansea, Llanelli, Carmarthen, Pendine, Tenby, Pembroke and Milford Haven).
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