"Dynamic adaptive pathways planning"
As set out in the Introduction, in 2017 the MfE published guidance for local government which provided direction on the coastal adaptation planning process and recommended five stages and 10 steps to achieve this (see figure below).
The involvement of the community in the project is detailed in a Communications and Engagement Strategy. This was initiated in the project’s scoping phase and proposed a tiered approach to communications and engagement.
Dealing with uncertainty
There is uncertainty associated with the predicted effects of climate change. Considering sea level rise (SLR), there is a high degree of near time certainty (see top figure below) and close alignment of the different modelled SLR scenarios1.