4NW: Coastal planning matters

Organiser: North West Coastal Forum
Location: Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Phone: 01942 776941

This joint RTPI North West, 4NW and North West Coastal Forum event is aimed at local authority planners from North West England and is open to planners from North Wales and other coastal stakeholders across both the North West and North Wales. It is being funded by 4NW and organised by the North West Coastal Forum with the support of the RTPI North West Branch.


Conference Chair: Murray Graham, Consultant, UrbanRoots Planning

13:00 – Registration and lunch

14:00 – Introduction and welcome from conference chair

14:10 – The Marine and Coastal Access Act: implementing marine planning

Steve Collins, Marine Planning & Coastal Integration Team, Defra

14:30 – Establishing Marine Conservation Zones

Greg Whitfield, Marine Protected Area Planner, Irish Sea Conservation Zones

14:50 – Questions

15:05 – Coffee break

15:25 – Delivering Coastal Access

Danny Moores, Regional Coastal Access Officer, Natural England

15:45 – Marine and Coastal Policy Round-up, awaiting confirmation of speaker

16:05 – Questions

16:20 – Closing thoughts, conference chair

16:30 – Event Close

Target Audience and Costs:

This half-day seminar is primarily aimed at coastal planners and other coastal stakeholders in the North West of England and North Wales and is free for delegates meeting those criteria. The North West Coastal Forum said delegates from outside the North West and North Wales are welcome but there will be a small fee of £25 to cover costs. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Delegates must complete and send in a required form to attend by Friday 29 January 2010.