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Managing Our Coast

managing our coast

Like other coastal zones in the UK, the Solent has a highly complex system of planning and management due to the different regulatory systems across the land-sea divide and the wide range of authorities and agencies involved. There is a correspondingly large number of plans, strategies and other initiatives around the Solent, produced by a range of organisations for different purposes and covering different areas and timescales. Currently a range of new legislation is coming into effect that will affect the planning and management of the coastal and marine environment and as a result new plans and processes are being introduced. The most notable are: