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Plans and projects for coastal management

Shoreline Management Plans

A Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is a long term plan for how the coastline will be managed.

There are two key plans in place for management of New Forest coastline:

A large amount of monitoring data and planning information is also maintained by the Channel Coastal Observatory.

Shoreline Management Plan Explorer

The Environment Agency have launched a new website to bring together all of the UK's Shoreline Management Plans (SMPs).

The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Explorer will enable coastal practitioners and local planners to find the information they need more easily.

It will also improve the Environment Agency's ability to monitor the risks of flooding and erosion around England's coasts throughout this century. 

New content will regularly be added to the tool to keep it up to date, starting with improved National Coastal Erosion Risk Mapping later in 2024.

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