Launched at the House of Commons on 22nd April 2009
The eighty page guide was written by Professor Robin McInnes OBE, Chairman of SCOPAC’s
Technical Officer Group 1995-2009, and updates an earlier version by the same author,
first published in 2004.
The new guide was launched to an invited audience of coastal MPs and coastal professionals
by Cllr Roger Elkins from Arun District Council, current Chairman of SCOPAC, Andrew
Turner MP and Robin McInnes.
Work carried out by Coastal and Geotechnical Services, Halcrow and the Channel Coastal
Observatory (CCO) addresses the need for more refined assessments of the methodologies
currently applied in Shoreline Management Plans and Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk
Management Strategies to ascertain coastal erosion risk and identify and value the
assets at risk, looking ahead over the next one hundred years.
The ACCESS project report has been published and is freely available to download
ACCESS 'Adapting to Coastal Change along England's Southern Shorelines'