Devon/Dorset Coast



First, it has raised awareness internationally, regionally, nationally and locally, generating enthusiasm and pride in the community, which in turn has brought together other sectors in support of initiatives.

Second, it has helped protect the site by limiting planning applications for inappropriate development.

Third, it has encouraged enhanced funding to manage the site, improve transport and develop tourist potential. The spinoffs have been extensive and are thought to have contributed greatly to the local economy, mainly through the large numbers of visitors attracted to the site.

But ensuring that the region is managed sustainably is difficult, as you can read here

Above image developed at the University of Nottingham