Policy paper

Coastal projects and investments: Focus on Enforcement review

Findings from the review of regulatory enforcement in coastal projects and investments. A Focus on Enforcement regulatory review.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This report summarises the findings of the Focus on Enforcement (FoE) review of enforcement as it affects coastal projects and investments. It covers:

  • balance between growth and the environment
  • overlaps between regulators
  • timescales
  • the applicant’s experience of the system
  • the regulators

FoE reviews examine the impact of regulatory delivery and enforcement in particular sectors or areas of the economy. Each review is a short, sharp investigation of stakeholder experiences and evidence. They are carried out by a small review team and typically involve a six to eight week fieldwork phase.

Published 25 February 2013