2021 Archive

Revealed: Most in-demand coastal towns The most sought-after coastal areas are unveiled by home-search website Rightmove – defined as those which received the highest numbers of buyer enquiries in 2021.
Source: Metro
Residents calls for action on power cuts A coastal community in Northumberland is calling for action to limit disruption after losing power for days on end during Storm Arwen.
Job hub to 'future proof' coastal town An employment hub in Southwold aims to help make the Suffolk coastal town less reliant on tourism.
Cumbria unveils plan for coastal forest Cumbria County Council will lead the Cumbria Coastal Community Forest project in partnership with Cumbria Woodlands and the National Trust.
PM to meet MPs over industry strategy Boris Johnson has agreed to meet East Anglian MPs, saying the region faces significant challenges – including deep pockets of deprivation in coastal communities.
Scotland unveils £3m for fishing sector Scottish fishing businesses and organisations have received more than £3m in the latest round of government funding.
Source: Deadline News
Addressing issues faced by fishing community West Dorset MP Chris Loder describes a visit by fisheries minister Victoria Prentis as an opportunity to voice concerns about issues facing the industry.
Source: Lyme Online
Train station would link coastal towns The reintroduction of a railway station would create opportunities by linking the coastal towns of Redcar and Whitby, says local MP Paul Howell.
Source: Northern Echo
Blackpool secures £39.5m town deal Multi-million pound bids that could help shape Blackpool's have been approved by the council’s executive committee and are awaiting government sign-off.
Can saltmarsh slow coastal erosion? Conservationist Clare Maynard from St Andrews University has warned that erosion and flood risk are “real and growing threats” to the Fife coast.
Source: The Courier
Grandmother takes 2,200-mile trip A grandma has taken a 2,200-mile trip around the coast of the entire country by bus – using only her free pensioners' pass.
Source: Cambridge News
Coastal Santa paddle boarding events Scores of paddle boarding enthusiasts have taken part in festive trips along the Dorset Coast in the run-up to Christmas.
Source: BBC Online
Tourists leave town braced for winter The coastal town of Southport - known for its booming summer tourism - is tougher for local businesses during winter.
Source: Liverpoool Echo
Cornwalls sees big jump in house prices Three towns in Cornwall have some of the highest house prices of coastal areas across the country, says online estate agent Rightmove.
Source: Planet Radio
Seaside towns amongst most ‘in-demand’ Two towns in Lancashire have seen big rises in coastal buyer searches this year compared with 2020.
Scots' coastal community fund doubled The Scottish Government has doubled the share of crown estate revenue going to Highland Council, thanks to a new funding formula.
Concern over second homes in Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford has said there are "too many second homes" in some parts of Wales that are affecting communities and causing housing prices to rise sharply.
Source: Wales Online
Hub to reduce plastic on beaches ONE million pounds is spent removing waste from beaches across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council area.
Councillors oppose offshore wind farm Parish councils and borough councillors in West Norfolk have added their voice to a plea to block plans for the largest wind farm in the world to be built off the Norfolk coast.
Source: Lynn News
Dover vigil after Channel tragedy Dozens of people in Dover gathered under its White Cliffs to remember 27 migrants who lost their lives while trying to cross the English Channel in a dinghy.
Views sought on coastal transport plan A regional transport plan for eastern England includes proposals to energise rural and coastal communities.
Biggest investment into tidal power The government says its biggest investment in a generation into tidal power will benefit coastal communities and the environment.
Tide tuns on single-use plastics A report by City to Sea points the way to reducing plastic on the 15 miles of beaches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Source: Dorset View
Coastal towns 'among happiest places' Coastal towns are among the happiest places to live he according to a poll of  more than 21,000 people across Britain.
Source: In Your Area
Bathing waters deliver 100% compliance Beaches across Wales have achieved 100% compliance with high quality bathing water standards for the fourth consecutive year.
Source: Wales 247
Cornwall feels impact of climate change A new film tells how Cornwall’s seaside communities are facing up to a future of sea level rise and coastal erosion.
Source: Cornish Times
Siân Lloyd launches new farmers' market The Aber Falls Farmers' Market in Abergwyngregyn is funded by the Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Leader Live
Art trail installation now underway Dorset Council is installing sculptural artworks in Weymouth, to encourage people to explore the town and its relationship with water.
Source: Dorset Council
Harbour takes shape with trees The Lydney Harbour regeneration project is being funded by a £2.1 million grant from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: The Forester
Next step forward for heritage building A heritage landmark in Sunderland has taken a step towards a bright new future, with a listed building application submitted to seek approval on plans that will breathe new life into it.
Village to be abandoned to the sea Residents of a small coastal village due to be abandoned to the sea in north Wales face becoming the UK’s first “climate refugees."
Source: The Independent
Hundreds join vigil for climate change Hundreds of environmentalists gathered to call on delegates at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow to take action to stop rising sea levels.
Coast 'engineered' to fight climate change Re-flooding coastal wetlands could provide an opportunity to "work with nature" and use sea level rise to fight climate change, scientists say.
Source: BBC Online
How coastal town survived pandemic How has Great Yarmouth - one of the UK's most well-known seaside resorts - been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?
Source: BBC Online
Councils to pilot £5m funding boost Councils in England are being empowered to better tackle issues affecting their communities, including youth unemployment, health disparities and crime.
£2.6m for 'levelling up' projects Tendring will benefit from more than £2.5million from a Government fund aimed at “levelling-up” flagging communities.
Habitat and flood scheme leads the way An award-winning coastal habitat creation and flood alleviation scheme on the West Sussex coast has successfully piloted a new global standard.
Call for plan to support fishing sector THE Welsh Government should bring forward a new strategy to support the fishing industry in Wales, Plaid Cymru has said.
Proposals unveiled for flood defences Further details have been announced of a proposal for flood defences to protect almost 600 homes and businesses in Rhyl.
Source: Rhyl Journal
All-weather lifeboat to protect coastline An all-weather lifeboat will be stationed between Fishguard and Barmouth to deliver the most effective search and rescue service in the area.
Source: Wales 247
£200m to help level up communities The government is backing 477 locally-led, innovative projects that will help breathe new life into towns, villages and coastal communities across the UK.
Source: UK Government
£18m for communities across Scotland The Community Renewal Fund will pilot new programmes that invest in people, boost skills and support local business.
Source: UK Government
'Snap up' great funding opportunity Coastal communities across north-east Scotland are being urged to bid for funding to give their area a boost.
Children take fight to climate change Sefton Council is using the COP26 conference to shine a light on the role of youngsters in the fight against climate change.
Source: My Sefton
COP26: Road could be destroyed Erosion could destroy parts of an important coastal road by 2036 with no guarantee a replacement will be built.
Source: BBC Online
How climate change threatens coast Rising sea levels caused by climate change pose a growing threat to the Yorkshire coast.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Norfolk sand: Has experiment worked? Two years ago, millions of tonnes of sand were used to stop the sea from engulfing coastal Norfolk. But has the experiment worked?
Source: BBC Online
Twin threats of flooding and drought Coastal residents voice concern about high tides, storm surges and the longer-term risk of rising sea levels due to climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Government backs offshore wind ports Up to £160 million of government funding is now available to developers and manufacturers looking to invest in UK large-scale floating offshore wind ports and factories.
Source: Current News
Protest against coastal sewage spills Campaigners are due to protest against "ongoing" sea pollution - after sewage outpours and dead crustaceans washed up on beaches.
Source: Teeside Live
Coastal town project boosts area A coastal project in Rhyl is being supported with funding from the Welsh Government’s £6m Transforming Towns Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Wales247
Southend to become city in honour of murdered MP Sir David Amess Southend will become a city in honour of Sir David Amess – the MP who had been a long-time committed campaigner for the coastal town.
Source: BBC Online
What city status means for Southend City status is mainly seen as an opportunity to boost the local economy and attract more tourists and investment.
Source: BBC Online
Big gap in life expectancy in Blackpool A new study has found Blackpool has some of the worst life expectancy rates in England and figures have also declined.
Holiday home premium set to double Decision makers on Anglesey are set to increase the premium charged on holiday homes despite owners threatening to exploit a tax "loophole".
Source: Daily Post
Call to apply for coastal funding Gordon MP Richard Thomson has urged coastal communities to take apply for funding made available by the Scottish Government.
Source: Grampian Online
MP has 'appreciation' for fishermen Totnes and South Devon MP Anthony Mangnall says he has a new-found appreciation for fishermen after experiencing work on a Brixham trawler.
Source: Torbay Weekly
Town prepares for 'tidal surge' The east coast town of Lowestoft is set to test its flood defences ahead of a potential winter "tidal surge".
Have your say on flood defence plan Residents are invited to give their views on plans to improve coastal defences and the promenade in Penrhyn Bay.
Fight to stem coastal flood tide MP Mark Menzies emphasised the importance of tackling inland flooding as he welcomed Defra minister Rebecca Pow to the Fylde coast.
Coast is inspiration for artists A group of artists inspired by the coastal landscape of Cornwall are showing their work at an Oxfordshire gallery.
Source: Henley Standard
Dorset Harbours plan needs views Dorset Council needs views from members of the public to guide the development of Bridport, Lyme Regis and Weymouth harbours over the next 10 years.
Source: Dorset View
Deprived neighbours lend helping hand Neighbours are helping neighbours in Hastings – a deprived town which has received millions of pounds of investment.
Source: BBC Online
Fishing industry 'to lose £300m' A trade organisation says the fishing industry will make multi-million pound losses every year post-Brexit.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Deprived coastal towns 'need redesign' Seaside towns need to be redesigned for the modern age to tackle deprivation and health inequalities, England's chief medical officer has said.
Source: BBC Online
Skegness reacts to 'redesign town' call More investment in the high street and less reliance on tourism could improve Skegness after a report on how coastal towns can adapt to the modern world was published.
Low paid 'priced out' of tourist areas Young and low paid workers in tourist hotspots are increasingly being priced out of homes, new analysis has shown.
Source: BBC Online
Charity slams 'extortionate' house prices National housing charity Shelter says a housing crisis in South Devon is a result of “extortionate” rents and long-term underinvestment in homes.
Source: Radio Exe
Petition calls for affordable homes A petition calling for more social and affordable homes for permanent residents on the Northumberland coast has received a boost.
Council to protect homes from erosion A council has secured vital funding to help protect more than 2,000 homes from coastal erosion.
Source: The Argus
Plan to transform coastal beauty spot A global search has been launched for designers to transform a coastal lagoon in Cumbria.
Photo essay captures coastal erosion The crumbling coastline at the north Norfolk village of Happisburgh has been captured in a photo essay.
Climate concerns for coastal properties A 40m coastal landslide in North Wales has sparked concern for nearby residents and business owners.
£24m for UK Seafood Fund The UK government has announced the first investment from £100 million UK Seafood Fund to boost innovation in the fishing industry.
Recovery could be boost to coast A rise in people ‘staycationing’ could help deliver a £5bn a year boost to coastal and rural areas by 2030.
Report warns of coastal brain drain Coastal communities are set to lose at least 49% of their young people, with the majority of 18-24 year olds already planning on moving away.
Public meeting to tackle seagull issue A public meeting to seek solutions to the problem of seagulls in many coastal towns in Aberdeenshire will be hosted by Karen Adam MSP.
Flood and coastal erosion tackled The establishment of a Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Centre of Excellence aims to help tackle the climate crisis.
Source: Dorset View
Council unveils plans to transform lido Excitement surrounds plans by South Lakeland District Council to bring a derelict lido back to life after a start date was announced.
Revealed: Most expensive coastal resorts The most expensive places to buy a property around the coastline of mainland Britain have been revealed, as people flock to move to the seaside.
Source: Daily Mail
Coastal path ceremony on open day Visitors will get an insight into the ambitious project to transform a John O'Groats mill into a community hub and visitor attraction.
Coastal defences plan revealed Plans for coastal defences, a new sandy beach, and promenade improvements for Rhos-on-Sea have been revealed to the public.
Source: Business Live
Photographers capture maritime heritage An aerial shot of a trawler has been named as the overall winner of this year's Shipwrecked Mariners' Society photography competition.
Source: BBC Online
£320k bid for coastal City of Culture East Suffolk Council has committed £100,000 to developing its City of Culture bid with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston to give it “the best chance possible” of winning.
Minister chairs flood-risk roundtable More than £146 million will be invested in over 150 flood coastal erosion schemes across Yorkshire and the Humber this year.
Fishing campaigners call for urgent action Campaigners have joined anglers, fishers and businesses to call for urgent action to protect coastal communities and seas.
Blackpool to open entertainment museum A £13m family-friendly museum is set to showcase the stories of the comedians, acrobats, dancers and other entertainers who made Blackpool a vacation destination.
Seaside town to hold first arts festival An art group known for placing copies of famous paintings around Crome  is hosting its first arts festival.
Debate over wind farm proposals A nine-week public consultation on plans to expand an offshore wind farm has divided residents on the West Sussex coast.
'Line in Sand' highlights climate emergency A human 'line in the sand' event aims to highlight climate emergency facing coastal communities in Scotland.
Source: Fife Today
Builder unveils disability friendly coastal path A stretch of the South West Coastal Path in Cornwall has been improved so it is accessible to people with disabilities.
Source: In Your Area
Pupils address coastal climate crisis Local students are set to work with Lancaster University researchers to create visualisations of local coastal "pasts and futures".
Emergency plea after cliff collapse Emergency services are pleading with locals and visitors to take care when the coastline following a recent cliff collapse.
Source: The Orcadian
National Trust protects coastal habitat A conservation project to help retain vital saltmarsh habitat in the Blackwater Estuary over the next century is underway at Northey Island in Essex.
Source: In Your Area
Exhibition highlights coastal plastic pollution An environmental art exhibition exploring the problem of coastal plastic pollution includes hundreds of items washed up on North East beaches.
Source: Northern Echo
Seaside town debates need for change BBC News is following the fortunes of the levelling up agenda in the seaside town of Rhyl, which has the two poorest neighbourhoods in Wales.
Source: Salvation Army
Coast will miss out on ‘Levelling Up’ Coastal communities are among those most likely to miss out from the government's "levelling up" funding, despite being some of the most deprived.
Source: Salvation Army
Coastal youngsters 'fall between cracks' There is little or no co-ordinated provision in many rural areas to tackle inequalities and put young people at the heart of Covid-recovery, says a report.
Pleas for action against seagulls Moray Council’s Conservative group want to ask the Scottish Government for help to end the gull misery for coastal communities.
Call to end coastal parking chaos A tourism leader has called on councils and businesses to follow the lead set by Portmeirion in building a dedicated parking facility for motorhomes.
Source: Daily Post
Work commences on heritage centre The Marine Group Marine Services team has commenced work on the Saundersfoot Coastal Schooner Maritime Heritage Centre project.
Uncrowded beaches easier to find Finding the best UK beach to visit on a staycation has become easier with the help of a new app.
Source: The Express
Fisheries funding schemes open Four funding rounds have opened for applications to help support the fishing and seafood sector in England.
Cornwall housing crisis protest in Truro Protests about the housing crisis in Cornwall spilled on to the streets of Truro today with the promise of more demonstrations to come.
Source: Falmouth Packet
Listed status for Blackpool heritage Key elements of Blackpool’s seaside heritage have been given national protection in recognition of their historical significance.
Source: The Gazette
Coast at risk from global warming Global warming could become a major problem for the coast – with potentially catastrophic flooding unless action is taken.
Map shows impact of rising sea levels Vast swathes of Norfolk will face regular flooding by 2030, a map showing how rising sea levels will impact the county reveals.
Call for action on climate change A Cornwall-based charity is urging the government to 'act now' over the climate crisis, as a new report issues a stark warning.
Source: Planet Radio
Residents join flood defence talks Anglesey Council is to consult on plans to help protect homes and businesses in Red Wharf Bay from more severe flooding.
NHS 'emergency' in seaside towns A Yorkshire peer has claimed that GP surgeries along the region’s coastal areas are facing funding issues which are causing additional challenges on hospitals.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Coastal communities face 'housing crisis' A local councillor has warned that communities on the north Northumberland coast are in the middle of a housing crisis.
National status for coastal walk? Plans to turn the iconic Coast to Coast walk into a National Trail have been welcomed by long-time campaigner and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Concern over Cornish housing crisis A housing crisis in Cornwall is leaving people unable to find anywhere to live due to a massive increase in demand.
Source: Planet Radio
Top seaside town for electric cars Weymouth has come out top in a new poll of the most electric car-friendly places for a staycation.
Source: Dorset Echo
Seagull problem is getting ‘ridiculous’ A Fife MSP has said the local authority has to do more to tackle the menace of seagulls “terrorising” people.
Source: Fife Today
£850k fund for coastal areas A fund to support local regeneration and sustainable development around Scotland’s coast has opened for a second round of applications.
Poor coastal health must be tackled Those living in seaside towns face lower life expectancies and higher rates of many major diseases compared to people in inland areas.
Residents welcome coastal health report Local communities have welcome a report highlighting the challenges around mental health and deprivation in coastal towns.
The lure of new coastal life More people are moving from cities to a seaside town, compared with before the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
App shows beach crowd levels Sun seekers are being urged to download an app before heading to the beach to stop beauty spots from becoming overcrowded.
Source: The Argus
Council bids for Levelling Up funding North Devon Council is making a bid, with Ilfracombe at its heart, for investment in infrastructure improvements and regenerate deprived town centres.
Support for City of Culture bid Great Yarmouth and East Suffolk Council have received the backing of local groups in the race to becoming the UK City of Culture in 2025.
High hopes for seaweed farmers Farming seaweed could provide an alternative source of income for fishing communities.
Source: BBC Online
Council unveils Get Out Get Active Blackpool Council has revealed details of its Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme – encouraging disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.
Source: Planet Radio
Communities may not get flood defences More funding will have to be found if projects to protect the local coastline are to go ahead, civic chiefs have warned.
Coastal councils bid for City of Culture Two councils have announced plans for a joint bid for UK City of Culture 2025 – to showcase coastal culture, diversity and people.
'Sleepwalking' into coastal erosion warning Some areas of Wales at risk of coastal erosion could be "sleepwalking into oblivion" due to climate change.
Source: BBC Online
Coastal landfills risk leaking into sea Historic landfills – those built before the introduction of stringent environmental regulation – are a ticking time bomb, say scientists.
£15m bid to transform Weston super Mare Weston’s Tropicana could be transformed into an 8,000-seat arena, following a £15million bid for levelling up funding.
New seafood champion for Cumbria Cumrbia Wildlife Trust has launched a My Local Catch project in to celebrate local seafood and to promote low-impact fishing.
Source: North-West Mail
35 projects to promote Yorkshire coast Yorkshire Coast BID has pledged its support towards more than 35 projects to help the local economy to bounce back after a challenging 18 months.
New £3m fund to help marine tourism A NEW £3 million investment fund for boat-based tourism in Scotland will promote the sustainable development of the marine sector.
Source: Shetland News
Police jet ski tackles antisocial behaviour Police will use a jet ski provided by Maldon District Council to tackle antisocial behaviour on the Essex coast and waterways.
Source: Maldon Standard
Minister visits Dorset 5G project Better digital infrastructure for Dorset has been shown to a government minister as the county strives to be at the forefront of mobile phone technology.
Call for help over coastal parking A councillor calls on police to take action on ‘inconsiderate and dangerous’ parking on the Northumberland coast.
Arts Council funds Lyme Regis event ARTS Council England has announced funding for a dance and poetry event to take place on Lyme Regis seafront.
Source: Lyme Online
Government responds to seaside towns report The government has updated its response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the future of seaside towns.
Staycation summer 'good for tourism' A growing trend for staycations in the face of foreign travel uncertainty could help coastal areas bounce back.
Source: Exmouth Journal
Railway boost from coastal fund The Mid Wales project has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: In Your Area
Funding to help safeguard sand dunes Cornwall is getting a share of £150m from the Flood and Coastal Innovative Resilience Programme to help safeguard its sand dunes.
Source: Planet Radio
£1.25m cycleway officially opens A new £1.25m cycleway along Cumbria's Solway Coast has been officially opened.
Source: BBC Online
£3m fund for boat-based tourism A £3 million fund has been launched to help promote the sustainable development of Scotland’s marine tourism sector.
£20m revamp plan for Sussex coast ARUN District Council will submit a bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund in the hope of receiving £20m to pay for two projects.
Source: The Argus
Covid prayers held on coastal path About 3,000 Christians formed prayer groups at one-mile intervals along a coastal path to pray for those bereaved by the pandemic.
Source: BBC Online
Work starts on £6m flood defences Work is underway on a new £6.4m scheme that will help to defend Porthcawl from flooding and any potential future rise in sea levels.
Source: In Your Area
Map predicts impact of climate change An interactive map shows the British seaside spots likely to be wiped out by 2050 because of rising sea levels caused by global warming.
Source: Mail Online
G7: Coastal residents in global spotlight The Cornish coastal town of St Ives and neighbouring village of Carbis Bay are in full view of the world this week.
Source: BBC Online
Folkestone launches nationwide campaign Climate activists launched a four-day creative campaign to in Folkestone to highlight rising sea levels ahead of G7 summit in Cornwall.
Source: In Your Area
Villages turned into 'coastal ghost towns' Locals are being priced out of villages and towns in north and west Wales as second home owners snap up coastal properties.
Source: Daily Post
Coastal Connections launches video A NEW video has been launched to showcase a portfolio of 18 projects across the county, co-ordinated by Dorset Coastal Connections.
Source: Lyme Online
Huge project for seaside town A major project featuring a cinema and three food and drink outlets is moving forward, despite disruption caused by the pandemic.
Source: Liverpool Echo
Coast could benefit from £2m funding Arun District Council will submit a bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund in the hope of receiving £20m to pay for two coastal projects.
Scheme enhances coastal facilities Facilities in Tenby for local people and visitors with disabilities have been enhanced this week as part of Tenby Town Council’s ongoing ‘Accessible Tenby’ project.
Source: Tenby Today
Resorts appeal for common sense The owners of Somerset’s holiday parks and resorts have urged holidaymakers to use their common sense and act respectfully over the summer.
Coastal town proposes neighbourhood plan Community leaders in Southwold are encouraging residents to have their say on the resort's proposed neighbourhood plan before it is submitted for inspection.
Deadline looms for coastal fund Expressions of interest in a fund which supports coastal communities throughout the Scottish Highlands must be received before 14 June.
Source: Northern Times
BID urges visitors to go beyond beach A coastal business improvement district has funded 50,000 guides to encourage tourists to venture “beyond the beach”.
Staycations forces out coastal tenants From Cornwall to Kent, people are driven out of popular destinations where landlords favour short lets for tourists.
Source: The Guardian
Coastal homes cost up to £24k more House-buyers joining the exodus to the seaside in the past year typically waved goodbye to an extra £24,055, experts revealed.
Source: The Express
Residents lose homes to holiday lets Residents of a picturesque Welsh hamlet fear their community will be lost as most houses are only used as holiday homes.
Source: iNews
Holiday homes outnumber residents Residents of a small village fear their community will be lost forever as most of the homes are being used for holiday lets.
Source: BBC Online
Boost for 4G coverage this summer People visiting coastal towns this summer will have greater access to 4G coverage, as EE announced plans to boost network capacity.
Source: The Lincolnite
Residents to bid for recovery fund Coastal communities in Ross-shire are being invited to stake a claim to a share of funding pot aimed to supporting projects which benefit locals.
No white palm tree for Cleethorpes Plans to install a giant 72ft white palm tree in Cleethorpes have been cancelled due to “escalating costs” and delays brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Car parks packed as summer begins Coastal towns around Somerset are relishing visitors after the Covid pandemic significantly reduced tourism numbers over the past year.
Source: Somerset Live
Temporary car park eases congestion A temporary carpark on the site of a proposed £1m is being used to help ease coastal congestion in a Northumberland seaside village.
Town hopes for levelling-up funding Community leaders are preparing a bid for Clacton-on-Sea to receive a share of the government's Levelling Up Fund - with hopes it could attract more people to the coastal resort.
£67m flood projection project A multi-million-pound scheme of works to protect a coastal town has taken a significant step forward.
Village fears summer of parking woes People in a North Norfolk village say they fear a repeat of last year's parking chaos as a hectic 'staycation summer' looms.
Coastal towns secure share of £39m Chatham, Dover and Ramsgate are among seven areas in the South East to benefit from a £39 million boost, the government has confirmed.
Source: Kent Online
£880k awarded to Morecambe Bay Morecambe Bay has been awarded £880,000 in funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery to help the community recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Call to tackle coastal housing now Welsh first minister Minister Mark Drakeford is asked make a statement on the availability of housing in the local market in Anglesey.
Plan to create Humber coastal path People are being asked to have their say on plans to improve a 50-mile stretch of the Lincolnshire coast between Mablethorpe and the Humber Bridge.
Homes 'will merge seaside villages' Residents and campaigners in Dorset highlight planning applications they say mean the threat of significant new developments.
Seafront café moves to final phase Work on a new £1.5m beachside café in Felixstowe is entering its final phase - and the attraction is set to open this summer.
Source: Ipswich Star
Summit bid to save Chichester Harbour Action must address the root causes of declining water quality and damage to natural habitats in Chichester Harbour, a multi-industry summit has agreed.
Plans to replace seafront boardwalk An ambitious £523,000 project to replace a dilapidated seafront boardwalk in Inverness will go out to public consultation next month.
Garden shines spotlight on coast Logan Botanic Garden is hosting the adventurous Wildflowers of Coastal Cliffs exhibition in collaboration with Rhins of Galloway Coast Path Project.
Seaside attractions reopen at last Coastal attractions have reopened as the government eases lockdown measures for indoor hospitality venues, hotels and B&Bs.
Ship building could 'level up' coastal towns Could a revitalised national shipbuilding strategy help Boris Johnson meet his "levelling up" ambitions in coastal communities?
Source: Daily Express
Debate over second home-owners As Norfolk’s coastal areas deal with the challenges of second homeowners, is now the time for legal measures to protect communities?
'Lobster tourism' to boost coast Special excursions and the promotion of locally-caught shellfish could raise the profile of “lobster tourism” along the east coast.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Coastal erosion plan launched The Environment Agency has launched its annual action plan outlining ways to prevent coastal erosion in England.
Source: The Planner
Have your say on coastal path Natural England is calling for the public to have their say on proposals to improve public access along a 120-mile stretch of coast around the Humber estuary.
Source: Natural England
Religious walks boost heritage tourism The Wales Coast Path has released a series of walking routes to showcase the religious sites of coastal Wales.
Source: In Your Area
£90k funding for coastal town Historic parts of the high street in coastal Lowestoft are set to be celebrated as part of a new cultural programme.
Green light for £6m development Builders have been given the go-ahead to start work on 20 new industrial units at a thriving business park in Scarborough.
Source: Examiner Live
Best coastal spots revealed ahead of 'staycation summer' Britain’s best seaside destinations are being highlighted ahead of a big summer getaway expected to be particularly popular for UK holidays.
Drug testing coastal bars and pubs Lincolnshire Police carry out drug testing at over 20 coastal bars and pubs in Skegness, Ingoldmells and Chapel St Leonards.
Source: The Lincolnite
Green light for coastal business park Developers say the go-ahead for a new business park in Scarborough will bring new enterprises to the region.
Source: Yorkshire Post
5G sensors to improve coastal safety Special 5G connected sensors are to be deployed along the Jurassic Coast to monitor land stability and cliff movement.
Source: The Engineer
Plan to help south-east coast recover The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) has outlined its plan to help boost the region's economy after both the pandemic and Brexit.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal pledge too little too late? A Conservative pledge to give more support to coastal areas on the Isle of Wight is too late, claim opposition leaders.
Source: County Press
Assurances over £3m coastal project Community leaders in Southwold say a £3m plan for new office and retail units are still "going forward" in Southwold.
Boardwalk landscaping  about to begin The next step is set to be taken in the transformation of a popular boardwalk in Stonehaven, north-east Scotland.
Source: Mearns Leader
Measuring resilience to coastal change The government says it is working out how to measure changes in resilience to flooding and coastal change over time.
Coast 'can cope' with visitor surge A Norfolk council is preparing for a summer of increased visitors with a new park and ride, extra parking and new food stalls for local businesses.
Source: EDP24
North-east celebrates Heritage Coast status A STRETCH of North-East coastline once blighted by industry is celebrating 20 years of Heritage Coast status, placing it on the same footing as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Source: Northern Echo
Vision unveiled for Isle of Wight The Conservatives have set out their vision for securing the renaissance of seaside towns and villages across the Isle of Wight.
Source: County Press
Caithness cash from coastal fund A dozen community projects can move ahead as more than £300,000 is distributed around Caithness from the Highland coastal communities fund.
Ultrafast broadband delivery welcomed A coastal town is benefitting from better broadband after the line was upgraded to bring faster speeds.
Source: In Your Area
£2.5m project to help young people Coastal youngsters are among those who will benefit from a £2.5m project to increase opportunities for young people in the outdoor sector.
Cash needed to save coastal tower A fundraising campaign to save a historic storm tower on the cliffs above Bude in Cornwall.
Source: In Your Area
Pub researcher wanted for coastal job Lincolnshire County Council is looking for a lover of pubs and history as part of its efforts to preserve coastal inns.
Source: BBC Online
Artworks installed for coastal project England's Creative Coast includes projects in Gravesend, Margate and Folkestone, which hope to engage locals and visitors to Kent.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal village 'among friendliest places' Residents in the seaside village of Highcliffe are celebrating after the Dorset village was named one of the friendliest neighbourhoods in the UK.
Coastal recovery 'will be tracked' The recovery of 10 coastal towns in England will be tracked to ensure they recovers as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
Source: In Your Area
Park-and-ride for busy seaside towns Park-and-ride schemes could be introduced to help busy seaside towns cope with an expected influx of summer tourists.
Railway boost from coastal fund A project by the world’s first preserved railway in Mid Wales has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
Source: Wales 247
Extra money could see seaside investment All 33 town and parish councils on the Isle of Wight will receive extra funding to help boost tourism this summer.
Source: Island Echo
Second homes 'socially purge' coastal areas Increasing housing costs are forcing local people away from coastal areas, a councillor has said.
Concern over cuts to coastal bus services Coastal communities could be severely impacted by bus service cuts, warns a Scottish politician.
Towns to share improvement scheme Plans to spend £1m to improve Filey, Whitby and Scarborough seafronts look set to get the go-ahead.
Source: Business Live
Island is popular location for homes A south Essex coastal town has been named as one of the fastest places to sell a property in Britain.
Source: Basildon Echo
'Stay away' warning from coastal cliff Urgent warnings have been issued for people to 'stay away' from a stretch of the west Dorset coast following a massive cliff fall.
Source: Dorset Echo
Dredging not to blame for erosion Licensed dredging off Sandown Bay is not impacting the Isle of Wight's coastline, says a local MP.
Source: County Press
Innovative projects to protect against flooding Cutting-edge forecasting and natural management schemes are to be trialled in 25 areas to combat flooding.
Details of fisheries and seafood scheme The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the fishing sector.
Enjoy our coastline responsibly – council Somerset council says covid wardens will be present along Minehead beach and in the town centre to offer help and advice to visitors.
Source: In Your Area
£6m for beacons for flood warnings Huge new beacons will be put in place in Southend to raise the alarm if there is a risk of flooding.
Source: Echo News
Plan for marine park met with interest A proposal to create a series of 10 marine national parks including one covering the Wash and north Norfolk has been met with interest.
Source: Fakenham Times
£600k fund to prepare for tourists A £600,000 fund to support the economic recovery in the South Hams’ main towns and to prepare for the influx of tourists has been agreed.
Source: Planet Radio
Tuna return 'could boost tourism' The return of giant bluefin tuna to waters off the Welsh coast presents a "massive opportunity" for tourism, fishing groups have said.
Source: BBC Online
‘Left behind neighbourhoods’ disconnected People in many coastal areas are disconnected from urban centres and essential services due to poor public transport and low car ownership.
Residents fear cliff collapse from storms Winter storms which led to erosion to sand dunes protecting a coastal village have left one homeowner "hanging on by my teeth".
Source: BBC Online
Funding scheme launched for coastal groups Two of East Suffolk Council's community partnerships will reopen their small grant schemes in the coming weeks and months.
How marina became lockdown haven Sunderland Marina has recently been chosen as the location for some ambitious restoration projects.
Source: Chronicle Live
Communities explore £100,000 grant fund Coastal communities are welcoming the benefits of a dedicated fund designed to breathe new life into seaside spots around Easter Ross in Scotland)
Covid: Plan to 'spruce up' coastal areas All coastal towns in England will be eligible for government funding to help them reopen as restrictions are eased, under new plans set out by ministers.
Source: BBC Online
£56m seaside ‘welcome back’ fund England’s high streets and coastal towns will be given funding to help them reopen safely when coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Source: iNews
Coastal running challenge launched An innovative coastal running challenge – part of Copeland Council’s Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme - has been launched virtually.
Call for action on holiday home loophole A government plan to tighten a loophole enabling holiday let owners in England to avoid paying council tax could encourage similar action in Wales.
Flood defences protect 48,000 homes A scheme to protect 48,000 homes in Lincolnshire marks the end of a six-year period of government investment in flood and coastal defences.
'Freeports' could leave communities behind Maritime UK say at least some of the benefits handed out to the eight new freeport locations should be utilised across the coast.
Source: Planet Radio
Call for coastal al fresco dining A Southend councillor has called for a slice of £56m government funding to help the town's coastal pubs and restaurants launch al fresco dining.
Source: Basildon Echo
PM backs campaign against dock closure Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed a campaign to stop the closure of docks where hundreds of skilled jobs are at risk.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal path upgrade 'huge asset' A coastal footpath at John O'Groats has undergone a transformation in the latest improvement project carried out by the local development trust.
£20m Green Shipbuilding fund launched Hydrogen-powered vessels and e-charge points at ports could soon become a common sight on our seas and in our coastal towns.
Source: Sea News
Hopes of £5.2m lido renovation The historic Grange Lido in south Lakeland, Cumbria, could be restored to its former glory after a raft of renovations were agreed.
How Covid changed where we want to live The coronavirus pandemic has changed where we want to live – with coastal areas increasingly popular.
Source: BBC Online
Seaside town 'well-placed' to recover from pandemic Great Yarmouth is well placed to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, say local leaders.
Businesses benefit from coastal fund A NEW project in Rhyl is to receive a share of a funding pot thanks to a Welsh Government cash injection.
Source: Rhyl Journal
£7m beach management reduces flood risk Sand will be topped up on beaches between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point, reducing the risk of flooding for Lincolnshire's coastal communities.
Council looks to stem coastal erosion Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet have approved a new strategy for managing coastal flooding and erosion risks.
Source: News & Star
Funding boost for coastal harbour Fraserburgh Harbour is set to receive more than £500,000 from a Scottish Government fund.
Cruise ships lined up to visit coastal port Tourism could benefit if a Northumberland town becomes Britain’s answer to the Croatian port of Dubrovnik, says a local councillor.
Millions pledged to regenerate coastal towns Margate is set to receive a massive £22 million in funding - and the district council will bid for up to £20 million to see the same happen in Ramsgate.
Source: In Your Area
Disappointment over regional inequality plan A government announcement puts North Devon in the bottom priority category for a new package of funding to help areas recover from the pandemic.
Source: In Your Area
Booze ban plan for seaside promenade A ban on drinking alcohol is being proposed for a seaside promenade in Hartlepool and parks across the town.
Source: Gazette Live
Calls to protect Kent coastline Calls have been made to protect hundreds of miles of coastline from the damaging effects of climate change.
Source: Kent Online
Coastal warning after huge cliff fall A coastal warning has been issued in Somerset after a huge cliff fall occurred elsewhere in the UK this week.
Source: Somerset Live
High demand pushes up holiday prices UK seaside breaks look set to be more expensive this summer, with some coastal accommodation prices rising by an average of 35%.
Source: Travel Weekly
Council measures to solve seagull problem Seagull-proof flaps are set to be fixed to litter bins in a bid to solve problems in a Northumberland coastal hotspot.
£25m town deal announced for Skegness Businesses in Skegness have welcomed news the resort is to be offered millions of pounds from the Government’s Towns Fund scheme.
Coastal projects for Somerset youngsters A new local environmental award scheme – called Somerset Schools Coastal Champions – has been launched for youngsters in the county.
Wind farm ports to 'create 6,000 jobs' Up to 6,000 jobs could be created by two new river ports to support offshore wind farms, the government has said.
Source: BBC Online
Consultation on north-east coastal paths A public consultation been carried out to uncover how residents would like to see coastal footpaths improved in north-east Scotland.
Source: Evening Express
Threat to coast from climate change The National Trust has warned that many of its most cherished coastal properties could be damaged forever by climate change.
Second home ‘blight’ on coastal communities Elderly residents of coastal towns feel lonely and isolated because a holiday home boom has left them living in streets with few neighbours.
Cash boost for Cornish coastal projects Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Source: In Your Area
Coastal partnerships help drive recovery How a coastal-based approach provides flexible, collaborative, inclusive and effective leadership for challenges faced by coastal communities.
Community Renewal Fund details unveiled The government has published details of its plan to help rebuild the economy, including cities to ex-industrial, rural and coastal communities.
Eight freeports to be created in England Eight English ports are to become low-tax freeports – which the government says will “unlock billions” in investment, trade and jobs.
Source: The Guardian
Freeports: What and where will they be? Chancellor Rishi Sunak says eight new freeports will help the coastal economy – but critics disagree.
Source: BBC Online
Call for care ahead of visitors' return The leader of East Lindsey District Council is urging visitors to 'Care for our Communities' when they return to the coast.
How coastal towns are fighting back With staycations set to rise in popularity, seaside towns are once again. becoming hotspots for British holidaymakers.
Source: The Independent
Seaside town gets recovery boost A coastal town in north-east England is set to receive a boost in its connectivity capabilities through a new multi-million pound initiative.
Source: BDaily
Second homes impact on communities Second homes and holiday homes are having a detrimental impact on local seaside communities – fuelling rural isolation.
Coastal projects improve Cornish communities Two coastal community projects in Cornwall have been given a boost to make the Duchy a better place to live and visit.
Source: In Your Area
Council sets out Covid recovery plan Northumberland County Council has unveiled a plan to bring the county out of the coronavirus pandemic in a stronger position.
People urged not to visit coast for holidays People are being urged not to visit Cornwall for a holiday or to stay in a second home over the half term holiday.
Source: Planet Radio
Seaside holiday best bet this summer Coastal camp sites are experiencing a surge in bookings due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to holiday at home.
Source: Daily Mail
Warning over travelling to coastal spots Visitors are being asked to temporarily stay away from Hartlepool's coast to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Source: Hartlepool Mail
Seaside towns ‘risk losing high street' Seaside towns are at risk of losing their high streets for good due to the Covid pandemic, research reveals.
Source: The Sun
Brexit caused 'perfect storm' for fishing The fishing industry which supports 2,000 jobs in Plymouth has been hit by a “perfect storm” of Covid-19 and Brexit, councillors heard.
Source: Planet Radio
Cleethorpes regeneration starts to take shape Funky street furniture is being installed as part of a project to regenerate the seafront in Cleethorpes.
Guidelines make it harder for holiday lets New planning guidelines could make it more difficult to build holiday lets in areas deemed to have too many second homes.
Groyne replacement work on track The project is part of a wider £1.9million scheme to eventually replace all 53 timber groynes along Bournemouth's beaches.
First section of boardwalk completed The Coastal Communities Fund has helped pave the way for a new boardwalk at Stonehaven which has opened to the public.
Source: Mearns Leader
Coastal path project is well underway Progress is moving on apace on the Steinish Circular Coastal Trail, with construction work well underway on the first phase of the path.
Surge in domestic holiday bookings Thousands of domestic holiday bookings are being made for the summer months as people choose to stay at home rather than travel abroad due to coronavirus.
Source: Travel Weekly
Race to win summer visitors' hearts Torbay's tourism industry is looking ahead to the summer with confidence as it seeks to attract visitors following the Covid crisis.
Source: In Your Area
Online guide to woo coastal visitors Virtual project funded by Discover England aims to encourage more people to visit the north-east coast.
Source: Chronicle Live
Funding pledge to help seafood industry Money for the seafood and fishing industry has been allocated to help the sector deal with the impact of coronavirus and Brexit.
Source: BBC Online
Bid to turn Solent into freeport A 'once-in-a-generation' bid has been made to attract up to £2bn in extra investment across the Solent.
Source: Portsmouth News
Work starts on new flood defence gates Construction work has started as part of a £34m scheme to improve Tilbury’s flood defences in Essex.
£80m sea wall to reach new phase Work to complete the sea wall protecting the main line railway through Dawlish in Devon is expected to be completed by 2023.
Source: Business Live
Call for evidence on coastal erosion risk The government is asking for evidence on how to strengthen its future flood and coastal defence investment programme.
Source: Defra
'Coastal erosion is being taken seriously' A Tendring councillor reiterates that he takes coastal erosion “incredibly seriously” after a resident raises concerns about sea defences.
Source: Clacton Gazette
New coastal path planned for Suffolk Proposals have been unveiled for a 39-mile path to be constructed between Bawdsey and Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast.
Source: Planet Radio
Lockdown advice for coastal walkers The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is asking people to follow government guidelines and think carefully if they are live close to the coast.
Source: News & Star
Coastal teenagers being 'left behind' Poor white teenagers in England's coastal are among those least likely to go to university, warns the watchdog for fair access.
Source: BBC Online
Head teacher questions survey findings A school principal has refuted the idea that "nobody from Great Yarmouth goes to university" after a study found coastal teenagers are among those least likely to consider higher education.
Covid-19 sparks UK holiday boom Would-be holidaymakers are thinking of opting for UK destinations this summer - with bookings coming in "thick and fast".
Source: BBC Online
Coastal towns 'Mecca for Covidiots' A motion calling for "more support" for the UK coast has been put to one northern council amid a surge in anti-social behaviour linked to Covid-19 lockdown rules.
Source: Daily Mirror
Flood investigation underway in Bangor Gwynedd Council now preparing the design for a coastal flood alleviation scheme.
Have your say on coastal path plan Aberdeenshire Council is inviting communities to play an active role in an engagement process focusing on the north-east coastal path corridor.
Source: Buchan Observer
Community group to protect sand dunes A new community group has been set up to help protect Newquay’s sand dunes and the fragile ecosystems they support.
Source: In Your Area
Marine tourism restart fund launched A £2.5 million fund to help adventure and marine tourism businesses in Scotland prepare for the 2021 season has been launched by Visit Scotland.
Coastguards join Covid-19 effort Coastguards are on hand to help non-Covid patients before ambulance staff are able to attend in Suffolk.
Source: Planet Radio
£300m theme park for Blackpool Rides and attractions based on ‘unsolved mysteries’ including the pyramids and aliens could soon be built on 17 acres of land in Blackpool.
Source: Examiner Live
Save our Seaside: How can coastal communities recover from pandemic? Coastal council leaders are calling on businesses to be ready for an 'influx of tourism' after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Coastal councils want £5 tax hikes Councils along Lincolnshire’s east coast want to increase their share of council tax by almost £5 due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic
Source: The Lincolnite
Speech: A vision for UK seas Environment Minister Rebecca Pow sets out the government's vision for our seas at the 2021 Coastal Futures conference.
Government to compensate fish exporters A government scheme has been set up so companies hit by Brexit red tape delays can claim up to £100k if they have suffered 'genuine loss'.
Source: Business Live
Lockdown sparks rise in coastal visitors The trust which manages Fife’s countryside and coast has reported a huge rise in the number of people heading outdoors during the pandemic.
Source: Fife Today
Tech firm relocates to coastal hub A pioneering international nano technology sensor manufacturer has opened its UK headquarters at Torbay’s £8million tech innovation centre.
Source: Business Live
New stretch of coastal path approved Natural England has given the go-ahead for plans to open a 26-mile coastal path between Whitstable and Iwade.
Source: Kent Online
Take part in coastal art project A new community art project is encouraging people taking their lockdown exercise to take short video clips of the coastal landscape and wildlife.
Designers picked for £2m project AN ambitious £2million project to improve a coastal community has moved one step closer to becoming a reality after a talented design team was appointed.
New bid to reintroduce eagles to Norfolk Local communities are being consulted on plans by conservationists to reintroduce the white-tailed sea eagle to the Norfolk coast.
Source: Kent Online
Cash could be on cards for coast Help will be in store for coastal towns following the pandemic, Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been assured.
Fishing scaled back as exports halt A local fleet has almost suspended fishing to avoid high quality seafood from being wasted in export bottlenecks created by post-Brexit red-tape.
Source: Shetland News
Brexit delays risk £50k of shellfish A fourth-generation shellfish wholesaler says her business is hanging in the balance due to border problems and uncertainty over paperwork.
Source: BBC Online
Seafood industry faces end, warns exporter Post-Brexit export problems could end the seafood industry on England's south coast, says a Dorset fish merchant.
Source: BBC Online
PM urged to move on fishing deals Lack of a post-brexit distant-waters fishing deal means one of the UK's biggest trawlers with a 100-strong crew remains tied up in port.
Source: News & Star
Fishing industry 'needs urgent help' A council leader has written to Government to complain about EU trade deal – and ask for funds and decommissioning scheme.
Source: Business Live
Coronavirus: Police fine coastal visitors More than 30 people were fined in Norfolk over the weekend for breaching the COVID-19 restrictions.
Source: Norfolk Police
Coastal projects net £300k of support Fife coastal communities have benefitted from over £320,000 of grant money from the Crown Estate in the last two years.
Source: Fife Today
Tuna 'is future for coastal economy' The arrival of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the waters off Torbay has been hailed as a lifeline to the dwindling charter boat industry.
Source: Business Live
Boost for coastal tourism project The Newburgh Seal Viewing Project has received a boost after securing funding from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund. (Source: Grampian Online)  
Source: The Argus
Beach hut and chalet shake-up People who rent beach chalets face having to hand back their lease if they no longer live in Brighton and Hove.
Source: The Argus
Hospice raises £77k for coastal families A coastal hospice has raised £77,000 for families in Suffolk as part of its Christmas campaign.
Brexit deal: What it means for fishing Some parts of the industry - such as shellfish - are totally dependent on such exports.
Source: BBC Online
Fishing crews 'worse off' after Brexit A former chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations says the sector is worse off after Brexit.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Fishing ‘sold down river’ on Brexit Newquay’s harbour community has accused the Government of “selling the fishing industry down the river” to get a Brexit free trade deal.
Source: Newquay Voice
Newlyn is now official fishing port Newlyn is finally a 'designated port' for fish and crustacean landings, recognised on the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) list.
Source: Falmouth Packet
£2.7m for Ramsgate high Street Ramsgate High Street will benefit from nearly £3m of extra investment thanks to support from the government.
Source: In Your Area
Scarborough wins coastal protection award Scarborough Borough Council’s projects team is celebrating a national award for improving protection from the sea along the Yorkshire coast.
Barnstaple to secure £6m in funding Millions of pounds are set to be invested into Barnstaple, but there’s bitter disappointment across the River Torridge as Bideford misses out.
Source: In Your Area
£3.5m boost secures fishing industry A £3.5m upgrade of Hornsea boat compound is benefiting the resort’s fishermen and visitors to the seaside town.
Source: Hull Daily Mail
Green light for Otter Valley project East Devon District Council has approved a pioneering project to help a river valley on England’s Jurassic Coast adapt to climate change.
#13.7m for Great Yarmouth town centre A huge overhaul of Great Yarmouth town centre will take a leap forward, thanks to £13.7m in government funding.
Residents kick off about cycle path Flooding and damage are just two problems residents have raised in regards to the work being carried out for a new cycle path.
Source: News & Star