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Shoreline Management Plan

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A Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is a high level coastal defence management document which presents a vision of the North East Norfolk and North Suffolk coastline over the next 100 years.

The review is a partnership based by North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Waveney District Council and the Environment Agency. The partners involved in this project are all members of the Anglian Coastal Authorities Group (ACAG).

The SMP is based not only on scientific knowledge of the effects that the North Sea will have upon our coastline, but also upon the current legislative and funding arrangements.

North Norfolk District Council and other members of the Anglian Coastal Authorities Group (ACAG) have produced a revision of the 1996 Kelling to Lowestoft Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).

The revised Plan has been adopted conditionally by North Norfolk District Council. Full adoption will only take place when the conditions have been met. In summary they are that Government puts in place acceptable measures, including financial support, to mitigate the effects of coastal change and makes it a requirement for a wider economic analysis to be undertaken on those frontages where it is proposed that the defence policy is to change from Hold the Line.

Meanwhile the Council will continue to implement the 1996 policies so far as it is able until acceptable adaptation measures have been put in place.

Shoreline Management Plan Amended report August 2007 (.pdf 1.29Mb)

Copies of the SMP without the amendments imposed by NNDC can be downloaded from the ACAG website.

This page was last updated on 22 February 2008.

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