Local Management and Implementation
The Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment undertakes the coastal management function for the Isle of Wight Council. Functions include:
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)
The Centre is involved in the development and implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management at a national level through research and liaison with a variety of stakeholders, organisations and institutions.
Dissemination of information and consultations through the Isle of Wight Coastal Visitor's Centre.
For more information about the Coastal Visitors Centre, please click here.
Island plans and strategy studies
The Isle of Wight Council produces a number of studies and plans relating to coastal zone management on the Island. The highest level plan is the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). Below this are a number of Strategy Studies for various stretches of coastline. For more information about the SMP please click here, or for the Strategy Studies and other local studies, please click here.
Defra and Environment Agency High Level Targets
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has overall
responsibility for flood and coastal defence in England, with the Environment Agency providing a strategic overview role. However, delivery is the
responsibility of a number of flood and coastal defence ‘Operating Authorities’. In the
case of the Isle of Wight the Operating Authorities are the Isle of Wight Council and
the Environment Agency.
Networks and Groups
The IWCCE is actively involved in many networks including:
SCOPAC (Standing Conference on Problems associated with the Coastline);
Southern Coastal Group
Technical Advisory Group (TAG);
Local Government Association's Coastal Special Interest Group; and
The Solent Forum.