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Have your say on the future of Ayrshire's shoreline

Posted on 15 Feb 2018

Take a closer look at the plans to manage Ayrshire’s historic shoreline.

A draft Shoreline Management Plan for the Ayrshire coastline has been developed in partnership with North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire Councils.

The plan presents a large scale assessment of the risks to the people of Ayrshire and its historic and natural environment from coastal flooding and erosion, and identifies suitable policies for the management of these risks.

The plan covers the entire Ayrshire mainland coastline from Skelmorlie in the north, to the northern shore of Loch Ryan in the south, and the coasts of the islands of Arran and Great Cumbrae.

Consultation on the draft plan runs until April 20, allowing people the chance to comment on the plan and accompanying reports before they are finalised.

Consultation events have been arranged for the following dates:

• Monday, 19 February, 12pm to 7pm - Irvine Library, 168 High Street, Irvine

• Tuesday, 20 February, 12pm to 6.50pm - Millport Library, The Garrison, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

• Wednesday, 21 February, 12.30pm to 7pm - Ardrossan Civic Centre, 150 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan

• Thursday, 22 February, 12pm to 6.30pm - Brodick Library, Main Street, Brodick, Arran

• Friday, 23 February, 12pm to 5pm - Largs Library, 26 Allanpark Street, Largs.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Place, said: “The Ayrshire coastline is a hugely important asset and it’s crucial that we have a proper plan in place to ensure it remains that way.

“This draft plan looks at the potential risks we face in years to come – everything from tidal flooding to erosion – and how we can best place ourselves to meet those challenges. I hope that people take time to have a look at the draft plan and offer their own comments.”

View the draft plan and complete a questionnaire.