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Coastal Estuary Groups

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Coastal Estuary Groups

These groups are arranged in geographical order starting from the northeast clockwise around the coast of England.

The Tees Estuary Partnership

A mix of representatives from industry, local government, statutory and voluntary bodies, whose aim is to put into action the Tees Estuary Management Plan, now in its third year.

Durham Heritage Coast

From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England.

The North Yorkshire and Cleveland Coastal Forum

Aiming to achieve a vision of a rich, diverse, inspiring coastline with vibrant towns that will be attractive to tourists.

East Yorkshire Coastal Forum

Very informative site with news, maps, panoramic tours, videos as well as full downloadable Shoreline Management Plans and ICZM strategies.

Humber Management Scheme

The scheme was developed by 34 organisations; 5 navigation authorities, 6 local government authorities, 16 Internal Drainage Boards and 7 other organisations.

The Wash Estuary Strategy Group

Aiming to promote the wise use of the area’s resources while trying to maintain the balance that allows the local communities to prosper and safeguards the wildlife and landscape features for future generations.

The Norfolk Coast Partnership

Aiming to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the area, an AONB, to facilitate and enhance the public enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the area and to provide sustainable forms of social and economic development.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Partnership

The Suffolk coast is approximately 76 km in length, broken by five major estuaries, the Blyth, Alde and Ore, Deben, Orwell and Stour.

The high quality of this coastline has been recognised by the inclusion of much of it within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Essex Estuaries Initiative

Promoting the responsible use and management of the coast, maintaining and enhancing the natural resources so that they can continue to support wildlife, businesses and coastal towns and villages now and in the future.

The Blackwater Project

The Blackwater Project has been running since 1992 and aims to promote the sustainable use of the estuary & the surrounding landscape. You can view the full Blackwater Master Plan in their download area.

The Thames Estuary Partnership

Provides a framework for the management of the estuary from Shoeburyness on the Essex coast and the Isle of Grain on the Kent coast upstream to Tower Bridge.

The Medway and Swale Estuary Partnership

Masses of information on these two estuarial systems on the north Kent coast. The environmental and ornithological maps are particularly good.

Thanet Coast Project

This coastline is predominantly urbanised including the main seaside towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. There is intense recreational and visitor use, with two million tourists visiting the area each year and has been identified by the EU as a priority area for economic regeneration.

Kent Coastal Network

The Network was established by Kent County Council to improve communication between Kent’s coastal stakeholders and raise awareness of the many activities taking place around the coast.

Solent Forum

Established in December 1992 in order to develop a greater understanding among the authorities and agencies involved in planning and management in the Solent area, and to assist and influence them in carrying out their functions.

The Isle of Wight Estuaries Project

The current focus of the project is the management of the Medina Estuary and the Western Yar Estuary. Both have management plans developed in the late 1990s and more recently reviewed which set out recommendations and objectives devised through extensive consultation.

Dorset Coast Forum

A strategy has been written on behalf of the Dorset Coast Forum who are currently involved in the process of implementing the actions contained within the Strategy. It sets out a future for the coast, covering the coastline and inshore seas from Lyme Regis to Christchurch.

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership

Established in the mid-1990s, the Partnership aims to encourage all those who use and manage the estuary to work together to avoid conflicts and pursue opportunities for improvement.

Teign Estuary Partnership

The Teign has long been recognised as a premier shellfish producing area and the shellfish industry has great potential for further growth and development. The European-funded Cycleau project is looking at ways of promoting and highlighting this wonderful local resource, and aiding its regeneration.

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Manages 1800 acres of land including Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Goodrington Seashore Centre, 6 SSSls and the South West Coast Path through Torbay used by 750,000 people each year.

Dart Estuary Environmental Management

Established in 1998 to develop and implement a non-statutory co-operative action plan, the Dart Estuary Management Plan.

Avon Estuary Conservation Forum (South Devon)

An estuary management plan has been published for the Avon covering the five year period 2002-2007.

Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum

The rivers Tamar, Tavy, Lynher, Plym and Plymouth Sound together constitute one of Britain's finest estuarine complexes. The Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum is the estuary management partnership that promotes the delivery of integrated management for the Tamar Estuaries and near by coastal areas in order to ensure long term sustainability.

The Fowey Estuary Partnership

Set up in 1997 to meet the need for holistic management of the estuary, balancing the needs of tourism, commerce and leisure interests. The management of the estuary is embodied in the Fowey Estuary Management Plan.

Devon Maritime Forum

Devon County Council has prepared a series of Role and Action Programmes. These set out a strategy for delivering the statutory duties and discretionary services of the County Council under the themes of landscape, biodiversity, tourism, maritime and historic environments.

Taw Torridge Estuary Forum

Severn Estuary Partnership

The Sefton Coast Partnership

The North West Coastal Forum

The Duddon Estuary Partnership

Morecambe Bay Partnership

The Solway Firth Partnership