What is the Deben Peninsula Coastal Community Team

Coastal Community Teams (CCT’s) are a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) initiative across England which is intended to encourage a greater local partnership working in coastal areas. The Deben Peninsula CCT is one of 116 that are now getting established across England. Each CCT is intended to:

Encourage greater local partnership working in coastal areas

  • Support the development of local solutions to economic issues facing coastal communities
  • Establish a network of teams across England who can work together and with Government to tackle issues facing coastal communities
  • Encourage the sustainable use of heritage/cultural assets to provide both a focus for community activities and enhanced economic opportunities

The Deben Peninsula CCT will produce a simple economic plan by the end of January 2016 that will tell the Government what the priorities are for The area. This will look at things like supporting local businesses, local jobs, developing heritage, transport links, supporting local communities to thrive as well as ensuring that the area is a great place to live.We hope that the economic plan will help the Deben Peninsula secure investment in priority projects over the next few years.

To do all of this we have formed a team with representatives from local groups and organisations. See the page on Membership for more information on this.