Welcome to the North East SMP2 website...
A Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) exists to promote good and prudent management of the coastline. The overall aim of the SMP is to set out a plan for a 100 year period indicating how our coastline should be managed, taking into account the wider implications on the neighbouring coastline and the environment.
It provides a large-scale assessment of the risks associated with coastal processes and presents a policy framework to reduce these risks to people and the developed, historic and natural environment in a sustainable manner into the 22nd century.
The three existing SMPs cover an area of coastline extending from the Tyne to Flamborough Head, a distance of approximately 150km.
Read the Final SMP2 document.
The coastline between the River Tyne and Flamborough Head was previously divided into three separate SMP¡¯s dating from 1997. Due to changing pressures, and the ever evolving coastline it is necessary to review the SMP¡¯s at regular intervals. This section of coast will now be reviewed as one SMP to enable a broader scale appreciation of the coastal processes to be achieved and to ensure continuous and coherent management policies result.
This website was last updated on 02 March 2007.