Pathfinder Project

Dorset County Council, in partnership with Devon County Council received a grant from DEFRA to work with communities along the Jurassic Coast to explore how they can adapt to the impact of coastal change.

Click on one of the options below for more information about the project, news and events, the communities we are working with, public documents, information about coastal change and contacts.

The Coastal Change Pathfinder Project

 DEFRA launched the £11 million Coastal Change Pathfinder fund in June 2009, to allow Local Authorities to explore new ways of helping coastal communities adapt to the impacts of coastal change.

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News and Events

Find out what's happening with the project, what events are taking place in your area of the Jurassic coast and press releases.

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The Six Communities

 The project is focusing on six communities along the Jurassic Coast; Pennington Point in Sidmouth, Charmouth, Seatown, Preston Beach Road in Weymouth, Ringstead and North Swanage.

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Public Documents

To read our bid document, meeting minutes and reports from the project.

What is Coastal Change?

 The term coastal change describes the effects of the ongoing natural processes that shape the Jurassic Coast.

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Contacts and Links

Contact details of the Pathfinder team and external links

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Dorset and East Devon's World Heritage Coast

  • Triassic250-200 million years old
  • Jurassic200-145 million years old
  • Cretaceous145-65 million years old