Useful Information

Alde & Ore Estuary Partnership 

Bawdsey Coastal Partnership.

Deben Estuary Partnership

East Anglia Coastal Group, comprising local authorities and other statutory agencies who manage the Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex coasts.  

Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority Eastern IFCA is one of 10 Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), which protect the marine inshore environment around the coasts of England.  It has responsibility for conservation of the marine environment in conjunction with fisheries management and enforcement duties.

East Suffolk Internal Drainage Board

Environment Agency's interactive maps showing flood risks, coastal erosion, flood and coastal schemes, etc. Click on the topic of interest then locate and zoom into the area of interest.

Essex Coast Forum

Flood and Coastal Erosion Resilience Partnership Funding, better known as `Partnership Funding` is the government’s approach to the funding of projects to reduce flood and coastal erosion risk. This approach requires the project costs to be shared between national and local funding sources. Government funding is only available for projects for which the qualifying benefits outweigh the costs.  The East Anglia Coastal Group has produced a Partnership Funding toolkit.

The ICOASST research project will help to forecast what the UK’s coastline will look like in the future.  It uses the Suffolk coast as a case study area.

Local Government Association's Coastal Special Interest Group represents all coastal local authorities and is now under the Chairmanship of Cllr Andy Smith from Suffolk Coastal DC.

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are zones of the seas and coasts where wildlife is protected from damage and disturbance. The Government is committed to establishing a well-managed ecologically coherent network of MPA in our seas.  Marine Conservation Zones are a type of MPA. They protect areas that are important to conserving the diversity of nationally rare or threatened habitats and/or species and those places containing habitats and/or species that are representative of the biodiversity in our seas.

Marine Management Organisation is responsible for licensing, regulating and planning of marine activities in the seas around England and Wales.  In 2014 it published the final Marine Plans  and accompanying documents for the East inshore and offshore areas. 

Shoreline Management Plans are large-scale assessments of the risks associated with coastal processes and helps reduce these risks to people and the developed, historic and natural environments. Coastal processes include tidal patterns, wave height, wave direction and the movement of beach and seabed materials.

Stour & Orwell Estuary Management Group

Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 

Suffolk Coast Against Retreat (SCAR)

Suffolk County Council flood pages This includes links to Suffolk’s emergency planning unit.

The Coastal Handbook