Coastal Land Uses

In the UK, 23% of our total land area lies within 10kms of the coast.

This means that 17 million people live within this coastal zone and this level of usage puts pressure on our natural coasts leading to a need for coastal management schemes.

How is the land along the coast used?

32% pasture – grazing animals

25% arable – growing crops

10% woodland and heathland habitat

30% is covered by buildings, roads and recreational facilities

The remaining 3% consists of natural cliffs, beaches and mudflats.

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