The ‘Sefton Coast Partnership’: An Overview Of Its Integrated Coastal Zone Management
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A. T. Worsley, G. Lymbery, C. A. Booth, P. Wisse & V. J. C. Holden
The Sefton Coast Partnership (SCP), based in Sefton, Merseyside, UK, is set within the context of and reported as an example of Integrated Coastal Zone Management. It has developed out of a well-established and successful Management Scheme and, since its inception, attempted with varying success to develop a ‘working partnership’ which has sustainable management at its heart and which is responsible for conservation and the needs of the local community. The history, function and structure of the SCP are described together with the problems that emerged as the partnership developed. Keywords: ICZM, partnership, sustainable management, Sefton. 1 Introduction The coastal zone is hugely significant in terms of sustainable management since this is where human activities affect and are inseparable from marine and terrestrial processes and environments both in developed countries and the Third World. Integrated management therefore requires a holistic, geographic approach and, in order to be successful, action at the local and regional level which is supported by the national government. This paper introduces the Sefton Coast Partnership as an example of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in
ICZM, partnership, sustainable management, Sefton.