Research and analysis

The implications of future shoreline management on protected habitats in England and Wales

This report gives tabulated broad predictions on the coastal habitat losses and gains over the next 50 years for England and Wales.


The Implications of Future Shoreline Management on Protected Habitats in England & Wales

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Future coastal defence-policies and ‘fnatural” processes will have an impact on habitats within Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), Special Protection Areas (SPA) and Ramsar sites. An overview of the potential nature and extent of these changes (losses or gains) is needed to inform policy decisions on the legal and funding aspects of coastal defence options and possible habitat replacement, within the context of the Habitats Directive.

Published 1 January 1998