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Planning for Coastal Change Part 3

Part 3 of 3
20 October 2021 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM / South West England /

20 October 2021 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

The South West Region is characterised by its diverse and intriguing coastline. However with Climate Change inevitable, we must plan to protect the natural and built environment. Planning for this change is often difficult, complex, costly and can be emotionally charged. In this seminar we aim to set out ideas, the latest research and practical examples of how to deal with this climate change driven topic.

This is part 3 of 3 webinars on this topic

Part 1 - 6 October
Part 2 - 14 October

Speakers and Topics

  1. Climate Change Updates, the Shoreline Management Plan Refresh, National Planning Policy and CCMAs
    Shoreline management plans should provide a critical link between flood and coastal erosion risk management authorities and the planning community. However too often, the policy they provide is difficult to interpret or they are simply not visible enough, and the important guidance they provide fails to sufficiently inform important planning decisions at the coast. The SMP refresh process seeks to address these issues. This talk also considers recent climate change science which informs the SMP process and goes on to look at national planning policy and guidance and the vital role which Coastal Change Management Areas need to play.
    Justin Ridgewell & Mark Willitts – Environment Agency

  2. Coastal Change management Areas
    Predicting future shoreline behaviour is a complex and involved process which few local authorities have the in-house capacity to undertake. The National Planning and Policy Framework requirement for coastal authorities to designate Coastal Change Management Areas (CCMAs), where significant shoreline change is expected, means planners need support in defining these regions. We have worked with coastal planners to understand their needs and develop robust scientific methods and approaches to identify potential future coastline position. From these CCMAs can be adopted to improve community resilience.
    Dr Tim Poate, University of Plymouth

This webinar will take place on our new webinar platform - Big Marker