Officially launched on 10th June 2016, Coastal Partnership East brings together the coastal management expertise from three local authorities into a single team. The Maritime Local Authorities of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council, and East Suffolk Council face significant, diverse but also common challenges of a dynamic coastline.
Coastal Partnership East is responsible for 92km of the 173km of coastline in Norfolk and Suffolk, from Holkham in North Norfolk to Landguard Point in Felixstowe. There are approximately 352,000 people who live in the direct coastal zone and many more that work on and visit our coast.
The Norfolk and Suffolk coast is of recreational, environmental, economic and cultural importance but it is also home to industry (energy, ports and logistics, digital, food and drink and creative sector) agriculture and tourism. In addition, there are a large number of second and holiday homes situated in our coastal towns and villages.
Responding proactively to this situation, the three councils covering most of the Norfolk’s coast and all of Suffolk’s Cabinets agreed to a partnership model to address these jointly shared issues. The partnership enables resources to be managed more effectively and with a higher degree of efficiency resulting in more positive and sustainable outcomes for our communities in the long-term.