Cornwall Council as the 'Coastal Protection Authority' is responsible under the Coast Protection Act (1949).
As Risk Management Authorities:
The Environment Agency manages flood risks from the sea and
Cornwall Council manages coastal erosion. With the Environment Agency playing a strategic overview role
The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)
The main policy document for the future management of the coast is the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP).
The South West Coast Group represent coastal management authorities and organisations from Dorset, around Cornwall's coast and up to Somerset. They then report to the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. Which then report to Central Government through DEFRA.
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