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Marine and Coastal Planning Retreat! Planning the future of our coastal areas

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at 10:00AM - 4:30PM
RNLI College, Poole BH15 1HZ, UK
RTPI South West

With the longest coast in England, planners in the South West are having to confront sea level rise and more extreme events alongside the need to support the restructuring of seaside and port economies and the well-being of traditional communities.  This seminar will examine how the developing areas of marine and coastal planning are working, highlighting best practice and the continuing challenges facing planners working ‘on the edge’.

Speaker and topics include:

Delivering change across coastal and marine interface
Peter Barham

The social issues facing coastal communities and planning responses
Dr Stephen Essex, Plymouth University

Poole Harbour Commissioners – Implementing the MasterPlan
Phil Armstrong, Harbour Engineer, PHC

Planning for economic activities offshore
Clare Kavanagh, Senior Marine Planner at Her Majesty’s Government – Marine Management Organisation

Anticipated changes on the coast (sea level rise) and the need for a response
Marcus Salmon, Sustainable Places Planning Specialist at the Environment Agency
Justin Ridgewell, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor at the Environment Agency

A proposed National Marine Park for Plymouth? – a new way to protect the marine environment.
Kaja Curry, Natural Infrastructure Officer at Plymouth City Council 

How coastal LPAs are addressing climate change in their planning policies
Dan Young, Portsmouth CC

How to book
Follow the online booking links below - you can pay online or request an invoice. We ask that you try to complete the purchase order number field at point of booking or forward soon after.

For multiple bookings accross the 2019 programme, you may download the group booking form and email to 

Download the full 2019 programme.

Exhibitor Opportunities
We now welcome exhibitors to showcase their firm, recent developments and to further engage with RTPI Members and professionals in planning. Please contact for further information.

0207 929 8190