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Appraisal and evolution of the littoral 'sediment cell' concept in applied coastal management: Experiences from England and Wales

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nick Cooper


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This paper reviews the historic approach to coastal management and the reasons behind the introduction of the littoral 'sediment cell' concept to shoreline management planning in England and Wales. It then reviews the strengths and limitations of the approach and makes practical recommendations on how the approach can be further improved to ensure that a robust methodology exists for assessing coastal evolution; thereby providing a foundation for enabling sustainable future management decisions. Such decisions can relate to both the selection of shoreline management practices, and the identification of appropriate land use planning and development control responses. Both of these items need to take account of natural coastal processes and the interactions that occur within coastal systems at various temporal and spatial scales. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Cooper NJ, Pontee NI

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Ocean & Coastal Management

Year: 2006

Volume: 49

Issue: 7-8

Pages: 498-510

ISSN (print): 0964-5691

ISSN (electronic): 1873-524X

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2006.04.003


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