Presentation on theme: "Shifting Shores in the South West Helen Mann Property Manager - West Dorset."— Presentation transcript:
Shifting Shores in the South West Helen Mann Property Manager - West Dorset
Shifting Shores in the South West Planning for change at the coast
Lessons already learnt Shifting Shores 2005 Long term planning is essential Work with nature, not against it Think and act in a wider context Solutions need partnership Involving the public is critical
We’ve woken up to coastal change and its impact on our properties Shoreline Management Plan guidance (SMP2) PPS20 Draft Marine Bill Proposed Flood and Water Bill
NT sites at risk…… Westbury Court Garden Cotehele South Milton Sands Black Ven Golden Cap Studland Brownsea
Bossington Lundy Access Road Godrevy Penberth St Michaels Mount Mullion Harbour
NT sites at risk…… Cotehele Quay Woolacombe Studland
What we can do: Work with others to undertake research Engage local communities Assess where defence might be appropriate Replace habitat loss Record features before they are lost Plan for relocation or adaptation
What we can’t do: Ignore natural processes Ignore what’s happening beyond our boundaries Achieve our objectives on our own
So what’s happening at some of the NT coastal sites ?
Brownsea Island - internationally important lagoon Woolacombe -5m (over 3km) of fore dunes swept away in one night Porlock Bay – breaching of shingle bar = new area of salt marsh Man sands – shingle bar now allowed to function more naturally Nature Conservation
Cultural heritage Westbury Court garden
Stakeholder Bossington Mullion Harbour
High profile Studland Lyme Regis Botallack
Key questions to address….. How can people’s awareness and understanding of the risks they face be raised? What is the best way to decide the most sustainable approach to managing these risks?
How should tomorrow’s coastline be planned today? How can the costs of adaptation be minimised and shared equitably?
The big 4……. our impact assessment Impact on wildlife Impact on historic environment Impact on coastal economy Impact on public access
Why do we care? 716 kilometres of Coastline 24,989 ha of land 92 coastal car parks 20 cafes and shops Public access and recreation Local communities – friends and supporters
Our pledge for our future coast…. Long Term View Conserve where possible Raise awareness and support vulnerable communities Work in partnership