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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 3RD DECEMBER, 2012

 

REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 6TH NOVEMBER, 2012

 

 

"           LAVERNOCK POINT TO ST. ANN'S HEAD - SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN SM2 (DVSH) -

 

The current Shoreline Management Plan had been reviewed and a Shoreline Management Plan SM2 produced.  The Director advised that the document was a high level evaluation of the shoreline and included

 

·                     large-scale assessments of the coastline - how the coast would change over time with erosion, sea level rise and climate change in 3 epochs being the next 20 years, 20 to 50 years and 50 to 100 years

·                     the identification of risks to both the historic and natural environment as the coast changes

·                     policy frameworks to address the risks in a sustainable manner and indication of how the coastline should look under the promoted policies in 20, 50 and 100 years.

 

The main objective of the SMP2 was to identify long term management policies for the coast.  The revised SMP2 recommended changes to the current approach in some areas which would help manage those so that the people, places, industry and wildlife affected could adapt at a reasonable pace.  The section of the Vale of Glamorgan coastline within the Lavernock Point to St. Ann's Head Shoreline Management Plan SMP2 document extended from Lavernock Point to the mouth of the River Ogmore and consisted of six policy units as follows:

 

·                     Lavernock Point to Barry Island (PU1)

·                     Barry Island and Docks (PU2)

·                     The Knap to Watch House Bay (PU3)

·                     Aberthaw (PU4)

·                     Limpert Bay to Nash Point (PU5)

·                     and the major part of Nash Point to Porthcawl (PU6).

 

Plans in relation to these six policy units were attached as appendices to the report. In view of the long term issues it was noted that due to the planning time frame a considerable amount of assumptions had to be made in preparing the documentation but the Council had to start somewhere. 

 

Having considered the report it was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED - T H A T the proposal to adopt the draft SMP2 document be endorsed following its approval by the Welsh Government Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing and that the report also be referred to Cabinet for consideration and/or approval.

 

Reason for recommendation

 

For Cabinet consideration."

 

 

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment): 6th November, 2012

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