A Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) exists to promote good and prudent management of the coastline.

The overall aim of the SMP is to set out a plan for a 100 year period indicating how our coastline should be managed, taking into account the wider implications on the neighbouring coastline and the environment.

It provides a large-scale assessment of the risks associated with coastal processes and presents a policy framework to reduce these risks to people and the developed, historic and natural environment in a sustainable manner into the 22nd century. The three existing SMPs cover an area of coastline extending from the Tyne to Flamborough Head, a distance of approximately 150km.

Read the Final SMP2 document