16. How will the new information be used?
The main purpose of the Plymouth University work is to develop a robust method for identifying areas at risk of coastal change that can be used by councils nationwide. The case study of East Devon, as part of that project, is evidence that could be used to inform the policies of the new local plan, and could help to deliver coastal protection schemes. The main purpose of planning for coastal change is to identify the places most likely to be affected and to develop policies to reduce future risks to people and property and to help communities at risk prepare and plan for future risks.