Natural Environment

Limits of Acceptable Change Study (phase 1)

Project summary

Our coast is understandably a place many want to visit. This means finding the balance between recreation and nature conservation. This project focusses on Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire, around The Wash, and along the North Norfolk Coast eastwards to Weybourne.

We appointed experts who followed the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) process, which provides a framework for managing the impacts of visitors to sensitive sites. The process has been used widely around the world since the 1980s, but it has hardly been applied in the UK before, and not for an area as large and complex as the North Norfolk and The Wash coastline.



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