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The Jurassic Coast Partnership would like to hear from local people about their views on how the World Heritage Site, which extends 95 miles from Exmouth to Studland, should be looked after.

The site is managed through a partnership which includes Dorset County Council and Devon County Councils. A management plan sets out details of how the site is looked after and what activities have been agreed.

The plan is reviewed every five years and the opinions of local people are being sought on the new draft plan.

Sam Rose, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Manager said: “The most important people for the future protection, conservation and use of the World Heritage Site are those who live or work on, or near it, and those who visit and enjoy it. This plan is in draft form so that anyone with an interest in the Jurassic Coast can have a say in its management, and we would like to hear from you.”

Cllr Hilary Cox, Dorset County Council’s Cabinet member, said: “The Jurassic Coast benefits local people in many different ways. It is important that we manage this in a way that continues to support communities.”

The plan is available online at http://jurassiccoast.org/plan, in libraries museums and visitor centres along the coastline. A printed version is available on request – call 01305 221000 and ask for the Jurassic Coast Team. The consultation closes on Monday 30 December.

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