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Development in the Coastal & Marine Environment

9th May 2012 — 09:00 to 16:00

Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Issues & Lessons for Environmental Management

For details of the standard sponsorship package contact Bob Earll on 01531 890415 or bob.earll@coastms.co.uk

The aim of this meeting is to look at a range of recent developments in the marine and coastal environment and to explore constructively the lessons that have emerged in order to highlight issues that still need to be resolved. Solutions to these issues will hopefully support and enable development and effective management without sacrificing the wider the benefits for society and environmental protection. The objectives of the conference are:

  1. To consider a range of sectoral coastal and marine developments as case studies to explore major lessons both good and bad, that have emerged not least in relation to barriers to development

  2. To identify common themes emerging including cutting red tape, the need for innovation, working within environmental limits and processes. Are systems as efficient, streamlined and proportionate as they should be? New legislation promised a great deal but the jury is out on whether it has delivered any significant change for the better.

  3. To consider the challenges to environmental management in relation to the outcomes of the Habitats Directive Review, the lack of effective environmental controls on fishing, the developing roles of EIA, SEA etc and other issues.

  4. Through discussion and interactive debate with the delegates to highlight solutions that will help us moving forward.

Topics that will be covered at the conference:

  • The regulatory context and current reviews - red tape and the Habitats Directive
  • Port development lessons from a recent major project
  • Development pressures emerging fron managing Welsh estuaries
  • The Wight Link – decision on ferry movements and mitigation
  • Rame Head: dredging and dumping and siltation effects
  • Hinkley Point – European sites – lessons for IPC and EIA
  • Offshore wind – lessons from an established site
  • Aggregate licence renewals - interim EIAs and full licence renewals
  • Strangford Lough current turbine – too much precaution – proportionate environmental assessment costs
  • Trying to get innovative approaches off the ground
  • The unusual position of fishing in environmental management
  • The Habitats Directive review
  • Sabellaria and development
  • The Fehmarnblet fixed link between Germany and Denmark

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