Author: Katie Burden

People in Dorset and East Devon have the chance to have their say on how the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is looked after in the future.

The management of the WHS is currently overseen and funded by a partnership including Dorset County Council, Devon County Council and the charity, the Jurassic Coast Trust. Its day-to-day work is done by a small team based at County Hall in Dorchester.

However, with pressure on council budgets and examples of communities taking a greater role in delivering services, the partners are looking at different ways the coast could be managed more effectively in the future. But before any decisions are made, the County Councils are asking communities along the coast for their comments on the options.

Cllr Hilary Cox, Dorset County Council’s representative on the Jurassic Coast Steering Group, said:

“We are incredibly proud of our World Heritage Site. But times have changed since 2001 and we need to look carefully at whether there is a different way to make more of the opportunities which the Jurassic Coast presents.

“However, we want to first ask local people and those who use the Jurassic Coast for business, leisure or study what they think?”

You can read more about the options in this PDF document.

Have your say by completing the online survey here.

The closing date for the consultation is 28 April 2016.


Alternatively, if you just wish to write to us with your views, please email us, or write to Jurassic Coast Consultation, Jurassic Coast Team, Dorset County Council, County Hall, Dorchester DT1 1XJ

If you would like a hard copy or large print version of the document or questionnaire, or have any other access or language needs, please call 01305 224132 or email with your request.





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