About the SMP

SMP2 in full

The Project Team

The Review

Our Shoreline



Other Documents

Useful Links


The SMP Review has been undertaken by consultants

on behalf of

Poole & Christchurch Bays

Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Review

SMP2 approved - project complete

August 2011

SMP2 Leaflet, Spring 2011 (PDF, 7Mb)

CSG & EMF Minutes





Welcome to the Poole & Christchurch Bays website, home of the local Shoreline Management Plan and its review (2008-2010).

The length of coast covered by the Plan (including estuaries a total of 190km, or 118 miles) extends between Durlston Head in the west and Hurst Spit to the east, and includes the coastal communities of:



Poole (including Poole Harbour)


Christchurch (including Christchurch Harbour)




The Poole & Christchurch Bays Shoreline Management Plan (SMP2) is the first revision of the original Shoreline Management Plan (SMP1) produced in 1999.

The review took place between October 2008 - November 2009, and the Draft SMP2 was made available for public examination in November 2009.  The final SMP2 document was published late October 2010.

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