CoPraNet: Integrated Planning Along European Coasts - Severn Estuary
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The Severn is one of the largest estuaries in Britain with the second highest tidal range in the world. There was a strong need for coordination and balance in the estuary region and therefore the Severn Estuary Partnership (SEP) was set up by local authorities and several other stakeholders. Such partnership ensures full stakeholder involvement from the beginning and results in a well-coordinated group of actors with high awareness about estuary issues. Political will, a sense of urgency, adequeate funding, full stakeholder involvement and such non-statutory partnerships like the SEP maintain good planning and managing practises in the region which can be an example for other coastal regions.