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St Bees Head Heritage Coast – your chance to find out more and feedback your thoughts

The Colourful Coast Partnership are holding a drop in event to answer any questions and give the public the opportunity to feedback on the St Bees Head Heritage Coast extension proposals which are currently out for public consultation. The event will be upstairs at the Beacon Portal on Saturday 9th February from 11am until 2.30pm.

St Bees Head is the only Heritage Coast between Wales and Scotland, and the only area of high sea cliffs in the north-west. The current area defined as Heritage Coast includes St Bees Head. The proposal suggests that the designation could stretch up the coast as far as Whitehaven. The Colourful Coast partnership have been working with Copeland Borough Council and Natural England on the proposed extension for some time and in early January the Council launched a consultation proposing an extension to the current St Bees Head Heritage Coast definition.

Colourful Coast Project Officer Sophie Badrick said: “We’re really excited that the extension proposals for the St Bees head Heritage Coast are now out for public consultation and we’ve had some people asking us about them, wanting to know more. So, we thought we’d invite you to drop in and look at the plans, find out more, have a cup of tea, chat to us about your thoughts and then feedback your opinions. Whether you’ve never heard of a Heritage Coast before, or know all about it, whatever your view point we encourage you to feed back any comments and thoughts on the proposals.”

With only a few weeks to go until the consultation closes anyone who lives, works or visits the current St Bees Head Heritage Coast, and the proposed extension area, should have a chance to view the plans, the reports that they are based on and feedback their thoughts.

Anyone who would like more information should contact [email protected]

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