Planning for a pollution incident on the Dorset coastline.
Dorset Council and their local partners have worked together to create a plan for the clearance of oil, chemical and inert pollution that may be washed onto Dorset's beaches and coastline after a maritime incident.
The Coastal Pollution Clearance Plan (CPCP) (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window) covers the entire coastline of Dorset from Lyme Regis to Christchurch.
This plan details the shoreline clean-up procedures to be followed in the event of a pollution incident from Oil, Inert materials, Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS). This includes any substance that is liable to create hazards to human health, harm to living resources and marine life, to damage amenities or to interfere with other legitimate uses of the coast line.
The CPCP has three main purposes:
- To define the actions that different organisations are required to take in the event of a coastal pollution incident
- To agree the priority areas for clean-up along the Dorset coastline
- And to decide what clean-up methods should be utilised, if any, for each section of the Dorset coastline
Due to the size of the plan, it is not available in its entirety from this website. However, a small part of the plan is available for preview by clicking here. The plan is available in full upon request to Dorset County Council's Emergency Planning Service, on the contact details provided below.
Name: County Emergency Planning Officer
Tel: 01305 224510
Full details for County Emergency Planning Officer