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Support for plan to manage Flintshire’s coastline for next 100 years

FLINTSHIRE County Council is giving its backing to a masterplan which aims to manage the county’s coastline for the next 100 years.

The authority has formally adopted the North West England and North Wales Shoreline Management Plan review, which includes the stretch from Gronant to Saltney.

The management plan aims to tackle the predicted rise in sea levels caused by climate change via careful monitoring of coastlines and taking action when necessary to prevent environmental damage or flooding.

Approval for the management plan, agreed at a recent executive meeting, means the council is able to access support funding from the Welsh Assembly Government for any future developments to preserve or alter the coastline when necessary.

Carl Longland, Flintshire County Council’s director for the environment, said: “This plan looks at coastline management in the short, medium and long term.

“It is important the plan is adopted as it will allow us to tap into various funding schemes which will be offered.”