Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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The proposed setback guidelines for coastal development provide a flexible framework within which the planning authorities can work to ensure that coastal development is sustainable and beach erosion is reduced. It is envisaged that the setbacks for a particular island can be revised as new information becomes available. As the Eastern Caribbean Islands move to develop an integrated coastal area management approach, the implementation and further revision of these setback guidelines may provide an important tool for use by coastal planners.

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