Sea defences at Cullen

Moray’s coastal communities consulted on changes to coastlines

Moray Council is inviting local coastal communities to input to new process for adapting to changes to the coastline due to climate change.

Coastal Change Adaptation Plans are being drawn up to give the local authority a clearer process for managing coastal assets and decision making based on evidence from coastal monitoring.

Decisions will be based on achieving specific triggers, including: coastal erosion; sea level rise; coastal flooding; existing defences and their condition.

The decision route is not fixed and can result in a number of outcomes ranging from no intervention to maintaining defences and planning for asset relocation.

These decisions and triggers will be identified and consulted on at a series of local events being held to develop the plans.

The events will collate feedback from the community on the current level of understanding of coastal change and opinion on the proposed direction that the council is taking on the management of coastal assets. There will be both a digital survey and paper survey available.

The following events all run from 2pm-7pm:

  • Mon 26 June 2023          Cullen Plan – Cullen Sea School, Port Long Road, Cullen
  • Tue 27 June 2023            Lossiemouth Plan – Lossiemouth Town Hall, Lossiemouth
  • Wed 28 June 2023          Buckie/Portessie & Portgordon Plans – Fisherman’s Hall, Buckie
  • Thu 29 June 2023           Kingston Plan – Speymouth Hall, Mosstodloch

Any queries from the community should be directed to and include CCAP Community Engagement in the subject.

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office