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On 17 December 2012 Natural England submitted a coastal access report relating to Durham, Hartlepool & Sunderland to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under section 51 of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 pursuant to its duty under section 296(1) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. This report set out Natural England’s proposals for improving coastal access under the 2009 Act.
The Secretary of State has decided to approve the proposals and his decision is outlined in this report.