Lead Contact Details
Name: Jackie Hunter (Biodiversity Officer)
Tel: 0191 219 2388
Geography Area Covered
North Tyneside District down to mean low water
The partnership governance groups this organisation is represented on are:
Marine Protected Areas
North Tyneside Council operates, or has management which influence, on the following inshore marine protected areas between Fast Castle Head and the River Tyne:
North Tyneside Council has the following management measures in place to ensure its functions and regulatory powers are carried out in a manner that achieves the conservation objectives for the inshore marine protected areas in which it operates:
- All strategic plans and policies produced by North Tyneside Council (NTC) will be subject to a Habitat Regulations Assessment , where required.
- All planning applications will be subject to a Habitat Regulations Assessment, where required.
- Where unconsented works take place, NTC will ensure enforcement action is taken if those works have negatively impacted the features of marine protected areas listed above.
- Shoreline management plan reviews will take coastal squeeze of protected habitats into account and will be subject to a Habitat Regulations Assessment , where required.
- Capital coastal protection schemes will consider opportunities to work with natural coastal processes as alternatives to hard defences and all projects will be subject to a Habitat Regulations Assessment, where required.
- The sensitivities and conservation objectives of marine protected areas will be embedded in oil and chemical spill contingency and response plans, and the plans will be subject to an Habitat Regulations Assessment, where required.
- There will be no mechanical beach cleaning at beaches between October and March
Data, Information and Mapping
North Tyneside Council holds the following data that could be of interest to other partners who are responsible for managing marine areas: