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1 Stakeholder Engagement for Shoreline Management Plans Lessons for Marine Planning Kath Winnard Atkins Limited

2 Stakeholder Engagement for Shoreline Management Plans ● Stakeholder engagement in Shoreline Management Plans ● What did we do? ● What worked? ● What didn’t and why? ● What lessons can be learned for marine planning? 2

3 Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Groups ● Project Management Group - a sub set of Coastal Group ● Coastal Group – overall development of the SMP ● Elected Members Forum (EMF)– elected members from the local authorities ● Key Stakeholder Group (KSG) – stakeholders with primary interests – user groups, community councils, parish councils, conservation groups, industry ● Other Stakeholders – everyone else 3

4 Stakeholder Engagement 4 3 month Public Consultation Consult with Key Stakeholders Initial contact with Stakeholders Identify Stakeholders Coastal Group consultation

5 Severn Estuary SMP2 5

6 Characteristics of the Severn ● Cross border SMP2 – England, Wales ● Lots of infrastructure – road, rail, electricity, water/sewerage ● Has been populated for over 2,000 years ● Historically reclaimed land – Gwent Levels ● Agricultural land ● Dispersed / individual properties ● Low laying – flooding is the biggest issue ● Different sources of flooding – tidal, river, run-off, tidal surges, mixture ● Not a lot of data upstream of the M4 bridges ● European / International conservation sites – SAC, SPA, Ramsar ● Other protected sites – local, national, international ● Severn Tidal Power Feasibility Study – ‘Severn Barrage’ 6

7 Stakeholders in the Severn ● Severn Estuary Coastal Group (SECG) – 10 local authorities, 3 EA regions, 3 Internal Drainage Boards, 2 Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies, 2 historic environment advisors, Defra, WAG ● Elected Members Forum (EMF) – representatives from each Local Authority, 3 EA Regional Flood Defence Committees ● Key Stakeholders Group (KSG) – over 300 different organisations ● Other Stakeholders – 500,000 people around the Estuary 7

8 What did we do? ● Severn Estuary Partnership – website, database of contacts, newsletter, knowledge and experience of issues ● Website – SECG website – area set aside for the SMP2 ● updates – monthly SEP e-news (>1,000 contacts) ● Key Stakeholder Group meetings – Cardiff, Slimbridge, Penarth, Gloucester, Bristol ● Elected Members Forum meeting – Bristol ● Public Consultation & Events – Penarth, Bristol, Gloucester 8

9 What worked? 9 ● Website – clickable map ● Accessibly document – clickable electronic document ● Coastal Group members ● Individual meetings with planners ● Severn Estuary Partnership

10 What didn’t work … and why ● Elected Members Forum ● Coastal Group members ● Lack of time ● Confusion – Severn Barrage, different types of flooding, high level strategy, long term planning ● Its complicated – 66 Policy Units, 3 epochs, 4 policy options, 11 very technical appendices 10

11 What lessons can be learned? 11

12 12 Thank you


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