Over the last three years, we've been developing the Blue New
Deal – a plan to revitalise the UK’s coastal communities.
It’s about transforming coastal economies for the future, so they deliver
good jobs, increased wellbeing and economic sustainability for these
communities – all while supporting a healthier coastal and marine
Last year, we
launched an action plan outlining 20 key priorities to tackle the problems
coastal communities face. We worked with a diverse network of people –
living and working on the UK coast – to develop this.
For the Blue New Deal to work, communities need the power to define
what economic success looks like. That means any plans for economic
development along the coast need to account for what matters to local people,
and the health of the marine environment on which coastal economies
Now, it's time to put this plan into action. Keep an eye
out for updates on what we've been working on and how you can get
1.Coming next week: our
video on community-led development in Eastbourne.
Follow the story of Graham Doswell, a small scale fisher from Eastbourne,
who’s led a community effort to secure a better future for the inshore fishing
community, local residents and visitors.
2.We'll be sharing more
about the UK’s first Centre for Coastal Economies.
Together, organisations and individuals will be working to empower coastal
communities so they can take real control of their own future. From putting
healthy seas at the heart of new economic plans, to ensuring that national
policy empowers those who want to lead the reinvention of their coastal
3. Stay tuned to hear about our
work with the first three Blue New Deal towns.
We’ve started working with local authorities, businesses and community
groups in Poole, Plymouth and St Ives, where we’ll be supporting local efforts
to put the Blue New Deal plan into action. Stay tuned for how you can get