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PLYMOUTH WATERFRONT WALK: Embedding marine issues in the planning process

RTPI Coastal Week
06 July 2023 at 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM / South West England / Conference / Awards and Social

06 July 2023 at 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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From its former functions as a naval port and dockyard, with both military and commercial port activities, to its predominantly post-industrial focus on residential, leisure, tourism, and heritage uses, Plymouth’s urban coastal zone has been profoundly changed and remodelled. It is a process that has gained momentum over the last thirty years and is now central to the city’s vision and re-imagination of its future as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’. This field day examines the restructuring and regeneration of Plymouth’s waterfront, together with the implications for integration with the marine environment and planning. Some of the issues to be discussed are flood management for new development around Sutton Harbour, including the integration with marine planning; the conservation of historic buildings on the Barbican; the goals of the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park; Marine Protected Area management; and flood mitigation at Millbay.

Meeting point: Walk starts at 13.00 from outside the old Customs House on The Parade/Quay road (near ‘The Three Crowns’ public house) and will conclude at Millbay at 17.00 (c. two miles on foot).

The walk will be led by Dr Stephen Essex (University of Plymouth) with planners from Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

Limited places so early booking is recommended.