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The shifting sands of coastal planning: responding to climate induced sea level rise - 19 November 2015

Climate change due to human induced global warming and predicted consequential sea level rise has become a mainstream social and political issue over the last ten or so years. How society should respond to it, however,  is a complex and politically difficult issue with the potential to dramatically affect coastal planning and development.   

In the following paper, Partner David Nicholls and Senior Associate Gemma Chadwick review the planning documents currently in place, reflect on previous coastal planning documents and outline the elements of good coastal planning policy.