Staithes Coastal Strategy

The Staithes Coastal Strategy establishes the policy for defence of the coastline between Cowbar Nab and Thorndale Shaft in North Yorkshire for the next 100 years.

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The strategy presents a ‘business case’ for investment in a strategic programme of future capital schemes and coastal management activities and produces a long list of options for sustainable management of this stretch of coastline for the next 100 years.

We would like you to think of the advantages and disadvantages of these options, in addition to any opportunities/constraints you can think of before the report is submitted to the Environment Agency for approval.

Please can you use this online survey to give your views on the strategy report and the preferred options of the strategy e.g. do you agree with our proposals and do you have any concerns?

This is a joint consultation between Scarborough Borough Council and  Redcar and Cleveland Council.


When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 1 October 2021 End: 31 January 2022

Which audience or groups are being consulted?






General public


How are we consulting?


Entirely web based through the SBC consultation website. Statutory Environmental Bodies (e.g. Natural England and the Environment Agency) will be consulted directly.





Web survey

Area covered by the consultation?



The stretch of coast between Cowbar Nab and Thorndale Shaft.

Survey questions

  1. Do you know of any other policies, plans or programmes that we should be aware of in relation to the Staithes Coastal Strategy?
  2. Do you agree with the approaches to management of the coastline within the study area?
  3. Do you have any comments or concerns about the options that are short listed for appraisal?
  4. Do you know of any events or leisure and recreation activities which may be potentially affected by the proposals?
  5. What is your interest in the proposals? E.g. are you a nearby resident, local business owner, representative of local or national organisation etc?
  6. Please include any other comments you have on the proposal, or any other Information which may assist our work.
  7. Do you require any other further information? Please request using the contact details provided.


Stewart Rowe
Tel: 01723 232461

Projects Unit
Chief Executive's Service
Town Hall
St Nicholas Street
YO11 2HG

How will the results be used

Consultation will be fed into the Strategy Report and changes will be made if necessary.

Outcomes of the consultation

Once completed the Strategy will be made publicly available on the North East Coastal Observatory website

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