Have Your Say - Carmarthen Bay, Gower and Swansea Bay Local Seascape Character Assessment Consultation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What is the study?

A study is taking place looking at the seascape character of the coast and tidal waters between Laugharne and Porthcawl, and the sea out to the territorial limits in the Bristol Channel. The purpose is to divide the area into seascape character areas, to describe these areas, their characteristics, the change that is occurring, their sensitivities and objectives. This information will then be used to inform development planning and management for coastal and marine development in the area.

The study is undertaken within the context of a National Seascape Assessment for Wales which described our marine waters at a broad brush level to inform the Welsh National Marine Plan. It also continues the local seascape assessment of the coast and sea along from the Pembrokeshire Coast study, using similar methods and approaches.

Who is involved?

The clients for the project are the City & County of Swansea (including Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) staff), Carmarthenshire County Council, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Bridgend County Borough Council and Natural Resources Wales.  The steering group also includes the Gower Society,  local archaeological trusts and other stakeholders. The consultants are a team led by White Consultants in Cardiff including Cardiff University Earth and Ocean Sciences.

More information - download Seascape Information Sheet – this briefly explains the project. You can also visit http://gowerseascape.org.uk/

How To Have Your Say

  • Visit http://gowerseascape.org.uk/ - you will see on the right hand side of the home page a list of area pages to visit labelled SCA 1 down to SCA 20

  • Click on the areas that are of interest to you.

  • On each area page there is a summary description of the area and survey box for you to fill in.

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