2024 Archive

Coastal hotels vote on 'tourist tax' A plan to set up England's first coastal "tourist tax" will be voted on by Dorset hoteliers in April. Read more
Partnership to tackle coastal health A national partnership led by university researchers has received £2.4 million to tackle health inequalities in coastal communities. Read more
Support for coastal national park Almost two-thirds of Scots want a new national park with coastal and marine areas in it, polling has revealed. Read more
Restrictions on coastal holiday lets Residents in a Nortolk community have agreed a neighbourhood plan putting restrictions on second homes and holiday lets. Read more
Council tax second home policy agreed Another coastal council – this time in Dorset – has approved plans to charge double council tax on second homes. Read more
Map reveals wettest coastal towns Some top holiday destinations are among the 20 rainiest seaside towns in the UK – with some surprises. Read more
Estate funding for coastal projects An initiative for key worker accommodation is among the coastal projects to benefit from new funding. Read more
'Save our dunes' erosion scheme Students from Newquay in Cornwall have started a “Defend Our Dunes” Crowdfunder campaign. Read more
Sea defence changes for approval Ceredigion planners are recommended to back changes to Aberaeron’s coastal near-£32m defence scheme. Read more
Project to tackle coastal erosion People living on an island off the Cumbrian coast say they hope a £200m project will help protect their homes from coastal erosion. Read more
Call for new coastal minister Calls are growing for a dedicated government minister with responsibility for coastal areas, sea defences and local communities. Read more
Coastal petition given to No 10 Campaigners concerned about coastal erosion have been to Downing Street to submit a petition calling for funds for sea defences. Read more
Strategy to manage coastal change Westmorland and Furness Council is working with the Our Future Coast project team to develop a strategy to manage coastal change. Read more
Drop-in beach management plan East Devon District Council is holding a drop-in event to answer questions about its Exmouth Beach Management Plan. Read more
£180k plan to tackle coastal erosion South Ayrshire Council has been awarded £180,000 to tackle coastal erosion in the region. Read more
Coastal signs installed to save lives Location markers have been installed along parts of the Wirral coast to help emergency services respond to people in distress in the water. Read more
Flooding and erosion scheme completed One of Somerset’s main coastal towns will be better protected following the completion of a multi-million-pound scheme. Read more
Conservation work for coastal reserve Northumberland Wildlife Trust has started the new year carrying out vital conservation work on its Annstead Dunes reserve. Read more
Coastal Protection Group holds meeting Campaigners were 'surprised' by the amount of people who attended a meeting on coastal erosion in the Lowestoft area. Read more
PM takes questions on coastal visit Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited a seafood factory and held a question-and-answer session in a cafe on a visit to Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. Read more
Coastal defences unfeasible – council North Norfolk District Council has no plans to build new sea defences to protect the crumbling coastline. Read more
Plans to rejuvenate seafronts published Plans to revamp Paignton and Preston seafronts have been put forward by Torbay Council. Read more
£4.9m revamp work to begin Builders are to start work on a £4.9m revamp of Lowestoft's seafront after planners granted approval. Read more
Project celebrates coastal heritage The National Trust launches new Coastal Conservation Centre at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas in north-east Englandt. Read more
AI to create coastal flooding tool Scientists are looking to combine weather and wave data to develop a more accurate way of forecasting coastal flooding. Read more
MPs ‘troubled’ by coastal pylon plan Local MPs have also criticised National Grid’s plans to install electricity hubs and pylons through Lincolnshire's coastal landscape Read more
Government ‘asleep’ on coastal landfill Labour has accused the Government of being “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to coastal landfill sites facing erosion and flooding. Read more
Deprived town could be 'on the up' A forward-thinking strategy could see the Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth undergo a long-awaited revival, reports the BBC. Read more
ABP expands support for communities Ports operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has expanded its support for healthier coastal communities by sponsoring a twilight running event. Read more
Locals priced out of coastal towns A pandemic property boom and the rise of short-term holiday stays could see local people priced out of seaside towns. Read more
Entry opens for creative challenge People in the East Riding are being asked to produce creative concepts that could help communicate the challenge of coastal change. Read more
Wilder Coast project makes progress A project by Somerset Wildlife Trust is making progress thanks to funding from the Somerset Community Foundation. Read more
Yorkshire coast at risk from erosion Rising sea levels are having a lasting impact on communities alongside the Yorkshire coast. Read more
Seaside village 'faces extinction' Residents in a remote seaside village fear climate change could make it become the first in the UK to be made extinct by the sea. Read more
Rejuvenation of UK's seaside towns Local events and arts projects are helping to regenerate seaside towns across England. This article explains how. Read more