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Monitoring is essential to ensure the successful delivery of our mitigation work. It's necessary to ensure that the planned approaches are working as anticipated and to identify whether further refinements or adjustments are necessary.

It's difficult to be confident of how visitor access patterns may change over time, for example in response to new activities, changes in climate, and changes on the sites themselves. The unprecedented increase in visits during the Covid-19 pandemic is a good example of changes in access which could not be foreseen when the mitigation Strategy was created. 

The monitoring is therefore aimed at ensuring mitigation effort is focused and responsive to changes in access, and that money is well-spent and correctly allocated. The monitoring is integral to the mitigation ‘package’ and there are a number of monitoring projects. Some of these are specific to an area or site and some are concerned with all three of our protected sites.

Interactive Map

Use our interactive map opposite to to select the area you are interested in and view more detailed information of our monitoring programmes.

Alternatively, choose your area of interest:

  1. Exe Estuary Special Protection Area
  2. Dawlish Warren
  3. Pebblebed Heaths
Exeter Exmouth Dawlish Starcross Exminster Budleigh Salterton Topsham Woodbury 1 2 3