A New Approach to Coastal Management: Britain's Heritage Coasts

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by J. C. W. Howden, South Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff, Wale,
A. T. Williams, South Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff, Wale,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: In 1970, a new concept of countryside management called 'Heritage Coasts' was introduced into Great Britain by the Countryside Commission, a branch of Government. The scheme embodied a non-statutory approach which involved a special officer working at local level. Management plans, associated with achievements on the ground and close public co-operation, ensured a working compromise for many problems and brought into harmony opposing interest groups. A management plan produced in most of the areas, identifies a zoning policy which depends on the local requirements of the area.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Zoning | Government | Ecological restoration | Cliffs | Shores |

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