Can you imagine Romney Marsh in 2150?
We’re interested in your vision of a sustainable future for Romney Marsh. During 2013 we will be developing a community-led vision and action plan for the area, looking towards 2150.
Much of Romney Marsh is reclaimed land, lying below sea-level. For more information on how the Marsh was formed, and how the coastline has changed over time, see villagenet.co.uk/history/0000-romneymarsh.php.
Coastal communities like Romney Marsh are at the forefront of climate change in the UK. No-one knows exactly what this might mean but there are strong indications that future changes are likely to include:
- More extreme weather
- Rising sea levels
- Hotter, drier summers
- Warmer, wetter winters
For more information on climate change in Romney Marsh, and what you can do about it, visit the Climate Change page.
Climate change is likely to bring opportunities as well as challenges for Romney Marsh. We have identified three key themes so far. Click on the topics below to find out more.
- Greater need for emergency planning
- Regeneration and tourism opportunities
- Changing agriculture, landscapes and habitats
The project has developed interactive maps of Romney Marsh to help you explore future issues. You can zoom in to your area and choose which data to show on the map (including Ordnance Survey data, flood risk zones, habitats, protected areas, parish boundaries and tourist attractions). If you have trouble viewing the interactive maps, you may need to download a plug-in for your browser. Alternatively you can view simpler versions on the MAPS page.
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