The coastal zone is important for its natural environment, leisure, tourism, fishing, industry, and residential areas. Coastal features include geological sites (cliffs etc), sensitive natural habitats, beaches, harbours and ports, towns, industrial sites etc. It is important therefore that the development of the coast in undertaken in an integrated manner with due regard to the economy and the environment.
And yet the coast is dynamic, impacted upon by the tides and waves.
Francis Sant offers a number of services to clients in this area including: