Current coastal projects

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A summary of current or recent projects undertaken by the Copeland Coastal Partnership.

North & West Cumbria Fisheries Local Action Group

The North & West Cumbria Fisheries Local Action Group is one of six fishing communities in England that have been chosen to share a €4.6 million European fund. The programme aims to sustainably develop smaller communities which largely depend on fishing for employment. Read more about the Fisheries Local Action Group

Copeland's Coastal Design Guide

We have produced a design guide for anyone looking at putting new furniture, signage, display boards or other features along the coastline. The guide includes a simple palette of materials, street furniture and signage as well as specific proposals for each of Copeland's amenity beaches - St. Bees, Seascale, Silecroft and Haverigg.

Irish Sea Conservation Zones

A group of around 40 local people with a wide variety of interests in the Irish Sea including people from commercial fishing, marine industries, wind farm developers, marine scientists, conservation interests, local authorities and recreational activities has put its recommendations to government on Marine Conservations Zones.

A public consultation will follow in 2013. Read the Marine Conservation Zone recommendations.

Coastal Access

Work has started on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around England’s entire open coast. Cumbria has been chosen as one of the first six stretches of coast for the path. The England Coast Path is possible because of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. This means that for the first time people will have the right of access around all of England’s open coast, including places where they can rest, relax or admire the view. Read more about the Cumbria coastal path. Natural England has started work on proposals for the path and expects the new access to be ready at some time during 2014.


Published: 17 August 2012 - 2:42pm