The Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan, the guiding document for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, has been launched. The document sets out a shared vision for the Site, guiding partners and stakeholders in how to look after it, and will run until 2025.
The Plan was widely consulted on, receiving more than 300 contributions from individuals and organisations in 2019. It takes in everything from climate change to tourism to fossil collecting across the Site’s 95 miles between Exmouth and Swanage.
The Plan was adopted by Dorset Council, Devon County Council and East Devon District Council before being submitted to UNESCO in August. Delivery will be overseen by a coalition of organisations from across various sectors in Dorset and East Devon, represented on the Jurassic Coast Trust’s Partnership Advisory Committee.
Previous management frameworks for the Jurassic Coast have helped draw in funding for strategic projects and inspired action from national partners, with World Heritage Status itself thought to influence around £100 million a year of economic activity in the local area.
John Wokersien, Chair of the Jurassic Coast Trust’s Partnership Advisory Committee, said of the new Plan:
“It has been my privilege to be Chairman of the Partnership Advisory Committee since its inception with the important task of overseeing the new Jurassic Coast Partnership Plan. With the great involvement of all our Partners and the love of so many people for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, we enter a new period of exciting change which will bring new energy, ideas and thinking about how the whole Site is presented for learning, science, research, tourism and just pure wonder. The plan adopted by all the Partners and many associated with the Site provides our way forward for the next five years and I for one am optimistic that much will be achieved in this plan period.”
See our website for more details and to view the Partnership Plan.