The Stakeholder approach was unique in that it was the first time in this country that many different representative coastal users were brought together through a series of "consensus building" workshops (during the 1990s) to help produce a coastal management scheme.
These Stakeholders identified the problems which their own activities may cause to wildlife and worked together to develop a way forward. They agreed a number of key actions, including action required to tackle obvious gaps in management and information. These actions included the development of a new Coastal Wildlife Project (the Thanet Coast Project) and a series of voluntary codes for various coastal activities.
Management Group: oversees the management of the NE Kent Marine Protected Area (meets 2/yr)
Stakeholders: representatives of coastal users and activities
Thanet Coast Project: ‘not-for-profit’ initiative (2 staff* and volunteers) that reports to the Management Group and stakeholders, with Thanet Council as the employing authority. *In 2015/16, this includes the Coastal Communities Funded 'Thanet Coast - Engagement Officer'.
NEKMPA (NE Kent) Stakeholders - 2014 (204 KB, Pdf)
c/o Thanet District Council,
PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672
(based in Manston Road Depot)