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Kent Coastal Network

Kent County Council
Invicta House, County Hall
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XX

Contact: Chris Drake
Tel: 01622 221266
Fax: 01622 221636
Email: chris.drake@kent.gov.uk
Web: www.coastalkent.net

Type of partnership: Neutral, broad-based and honest broker role.
Marine Plan Area: 5. South East Inshore

The Kent Coastal Network was established by Kent County Council in 2004 to improve communication between Kents coastal stakeholders and raise awareness of the many activities taking place around the coast. The website is updated by members and the Coastal Officer. This includes news, events and a project register. A conference is held most years and working groups have been established where the need has arisen. A notable example has been the Personal Watercraft Working Group which brought various organisations together to look at issues surrounding PWC use and put together a code of conduct. Membership of this strategic coastal partnership is free.

Core ServicesAdditional Services
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Provision of network opportunities
  • Facilitation role
  • Communication - dissemination of the relevant information
  • Community engagement and awareness raising
  • Informing coastal/maritime planning, policy, legislation and strategy
  • Providing a central point of contact for coastal issues
  • Promote collaborative working
  • Provision of an up to date database
  • Provision of coastal services
  • Education
  • Partnership working, project delivery, fundraising
Core PurposesDesignations
  • Integrated planning and management of the coast (ICZM)
  • Environmental management/conservation
  • To assist agencies and authorities in carrying out their function on the coast.
  • AONB
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • National Nature Reserve
  • SSSI
  • SPA
  • SAC
  • European Marine Set
  • Ramsar Site
 

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