Consultation outcome

Bathing waters: designation of Manor Steps beach, Bournemouth

This consultation has concluded

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

Manor Steps beach will be designated as a bathing water with effect from 15 May 2018.

Detail of feedback received

We received 15 responses to this consultation and we are considering these. We will publish the decision on whether Manor Steps beach will be designated as a bathing water before the 2018 bathing season

Original consultation


Seeking views on proposals to designate Manor Steps beach, Bournemouth as a bathing water.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about a proposal to designate Manor Steps beach, Bournemouth, as a bathing water under the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC). This proposal follows an application we have received from Bournemouth Borough Council.

We have published evidence of facilities and usage at the site. You can also read the criteria for designation and de-designation of bathing waters.

This consultation will be of interest to the recreation sector, leisure and tourism industries, beach users, environmental campaigners and families.

Published 15 March 2017
Last updated 15 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the summary of responses and the decision to designate this beach as a bathing water.
  2. First published.