The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Economic Valuation of Marine Recreation Activity
SDF funding will enable Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF),to provide an economic value to mapped areas of marine recreation in two pilot areas of Pembrokeshire. This will provide clear evidence and methods to state how much individual activities are worth to the local economy and provide a repeatable process to expand the project geographically. The work will be an extension to existing sustainable recreation management work, including the Wales Activity Mapping (WAM) project. A consortium of leading experts will devise methods to place £s in all of the mapped areas of activity and activity pathways for each pilot area, which will enable a direct value to be placed on the local economy for activities such as wildlife boat trips around Ramsey, coasteering on St Davids Head, sea angling in Dale etc. The work will take place using a phased approach by firstly assessing a suitable draft methodology which would be informed through literature review and then testing and applying this to two sites of relevance to national policy viz, Dale and St Davids Peninsula. Identifying areas of high recreational use/value has many potential benefits. For example, it will provide an evidence based approach to marine and coastal planning processes and assist coastal communities, activity providers and the recreation and tourism industry to engage with upcoming policy consultation.
Project Total Cost: £41,650.00
Grant Awarded: £20,650.00