Description: Heritage Coasts (England)
Short Name: Heritage_Coasts_England
Metadata contact organization: Natural England
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Reference date: 21/02/2017
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Licence notes: Licence type: OGL. Attribution: © Natural England copyright. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [year].
Type: Contextual (polygonal)
Classification: England ⇒ Designated Areas
Data language: en
Notes: Heritage coasts are ‘defined’ rather than designated, so there isn’t a statutory designation process like that associated with national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). They were established to conserve the best stretches of undeveloped coast in England. A heritage coast is defined by agreement between the relevant maritime local authorities and Natural England. The national policy framework and objectives for heritage coasts were developed by the Countryside Commission, a predecessor of Natural England, and ratified by government.
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