Coastal Groups of England
Coastal Groups comprise all the key partners in coastal management – principally the coastal managers from maritime Local Authorities, Ports Authorities and the Environment Agency. Other interested organisations, such as Natural England and English Heritage, will also be members.
There are seven strategic coastal groups in England, as prescribed by Defra in March 2008, each of them formed with regard to local coastal processes (sediment cells) and River Basin Management Plans.
Coastal Groups are voluntary groups with significant influence. They do not receive funding from central government but are resourced through a range of mechanisms generally involving membership contributions.
South West Coastal Group
Portland Bill to Hartland Point
website currently offline
Bristol Channel Strategic Group
Hartland Point to St Govan’s Head
originally named the Severn Estuary Coastal Group, and now comprising:
Severn Estuary Coastal Group
North Devon & Somerset Coastal Advisory Group (NDASCAG)
Swansea Carmarthen Bay Coastal Engineering Group
Ynys Enlli to Llandudno Coastal Group
Cardigan Bay Coastal Group
Coastal group boundaries are not coincident with national boundaries and, following coastal process principles, the strategic groups need to consider issues beyond the English borders.
Coastal Groups of England map