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North West Coastal Forum

Ainsdale Discovery Centre
The Promenade, Shore Road,
Ainsdale, Southport

Contact: Caroline Salthouse
Tel: 0151 934 2966

Type of partnership: Neutral, broad-based and honest broker role.
Marine Plan Area: 10. North West

The North West Coastal Forum is a multi-agency organisation that brings together coastal stakeholders from the public, private and voluntary sectors. The aim of the forum is "to promote and deliver integrated coastal zone management in the North West to secure the long-term sustainability of the regions coast", which it achieves by engaging in a variety of projects involving the coastal zone at a regional, national and European level. The Forum was launched in May 2000 and has been promoted as a model of good practice by both the Local Government Association and the World Wildlife Fund.

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
  • Commisioning of delivering relevant research
  • Provision of coastal services
  • Other
  • Habitat management/creation
  • Education
  • Marine planning
  • Pathfinder project
  • Community projects
  • Fisheries
  • Strategy/management planning
  • Tourism/recreation
  • Partnership working, project delivery, fundraising
  • Other
Core PurposesDesignations
  • Integrated planning and management of the coast (ICZM)
  • Environmental management/conservation
  • Recreation and tourism.
  • Influencing policy and legislation.
  • To assist agencies and authorities in carrying out their function on the coast.
  • To provide a broadly based consultative forum on the coast.
  • AONB
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • National Nature Reserve
  • National Park
  • SSSI
  • SPA
  • SAC
  • European Marine Set
  • Ramsar Site
  • Marine Nature Reserve
  • World Heritage Site
  • Other

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