Shetland Coastal Character Assessment - second edition

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Abstract

This Coastal Character Assessment (CCA) of the Shetland Islands has been prepared by the Shetland UHI with guidance from Nature Scot and Shetland
Islands Council as part of ongoing development of the Shetland Islands Marine Regional Plan (SIRMP). The aim of this report is to map the various Coastal
Character Types (CCTs) found around Shetland to inform maine planning.
The objectives of the report are to:
• Identify and map different coastal character types at a local level;
• Describe the key features and character of each area which relates to the experience of the place;
• Identify any areas around the coast sensitive to onshore and/or offshore development;
• Relate the study to other published documents such as the Shetland Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and the Shetland Local
Development Plan (LDP); and
• Assist planners and developers to make well informed decisions around coastal developments.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages303
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

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