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Ayrshire Shoreline Management Plan

The Ayrshire Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) has been completed by North and South Ayrshire Councils.

It was adopted by North Ayrshire Council on 4 September 2018 and South Ayrshire Council on 18 September 2018. 

What is the Ayrshire SMP?

The SMP is a large-scale assessment of the risks associated with coastal tides.

It will help to inform the future management of these risks to land and people by delivering an action plan.

The plan:

  • prompts land use and policy changes
  • recommends further studies to allow physical protective measures to take place in the future

The Ayrshire SMP extends from Skelmorlie to the Galloway Burn, on the north east edge of Loch Ryan. The islands of Arran and Great Cumbrae are included.

Find out more

Copies of the SMP and associated Strategic Environmental Statement (SEA) Environmental Report and SEA Statement will be available to view free of charge at the North Ayrshire Council office at Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE.

The National Coastal Change Assessment (NCCA) aims to create a shared evidence base to support more sustainable coastal and terrestrial planning decisions in the light of a changing climate.