Our coastal cities, towns and villages have a rich historic environment with a unique and distinct character that reflect the UK’s history as an island and maritime nation. Since the mid 20th century, the decline of traditional coastal industries has created in some areas economic and social problems more readily associated with inner city areas. Coastal communities continue to experience significant economic and social change associated with:
- Physical isolation – 180’ catchments
- Ageing population
- High levels of deprivation
- Issues concerning coastal erosion
- Limited job opportunities
Coastal Regeneration is a new consultancy collaboration that focuses on working with communities to deliver innovative solutions which promote economic growth, sustainable development and community cohesion.
We have been involved in designing and implementing localised regeneration and economic development packages to tackle the economic and social challenges facing coastal communities. Operating throughout the UK and overseas, Coastal Regeneration works with a range of clients from the public, private and third sector including Community Interest Companies and Charities. Our coastal clients include:
- Brighton and Hove City Council
- Arun District Council (Littlehampton and Bognor Regis)
- Worthing Borough Council
- Tourism Partnership North Wales
- Sunderland City Council
- Bellway Homes
We bring together a specialist team of researchers and economists, regeneration experts, as well as a network of architects, coastal engineers and masterplanners
If you would like to find out more or meet informally to discuss our services please do not hesitate to contact Coastal Regeneration.
The website is under construction.
- Coastal Regeneration: Realising the Potential
- Coastal Regeneration: Realising the Potential Coastal resort towns are facing a number of challenging including: Physical isolation Changes in tourism trends The seasonality of the seaside economy Frequent high levels of deprivation A range of housing issues Declining town centres Issues concerning coastal erosion Demography – ageing and transient populations Appropriate tourism development can play [...] Read more – ‘Coastal Regeneration: Realising the Potential’.
- From fishing to windfarms: Growth potential in Grimsby?
- A short video on Grimsby and the role which the energy sector could play in helping to diversify the economy (via the BBC). Read more – ‘From fishing to windfarms: Growth potential in Grimsby?’.
- Coastal Communities Fund
- In terms of outcomes of the Coastal Communities Fund the projects must demonstrate that coastal communities are better able to use their assets (physical, natural, social, economic and cultural) to promote sustainable economic growth and jobs. They must also meet at least one of the following three outcomes. Coastal Communities have a greater capacity to [...] Read more – ‘Coastal Communities Fund’.