The Improvement Programme for England’s Natura 2000 Sites (IPENS) is developing a suite of eleven Theme Plans. These Plans will address the issues that impact on, and affect the condition of, multiple Natura 2000 sites and which are difficult to resolve on a site-by-site basis. The project has identified the need for a Theme Plan on Inappropriate Coastal Management.
Inappropriate coastal management was identified as a priority during a scoping exercise carried out by the IPENS project. A technical workshop was held on 27 August 2013. The aim of the workshop was to look for a strategic approach and explore new mechanisms, where these exist, for tackling inappropriate coastal management and coastal squeeze at a national level.