Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) represents local authority county, unitary and metropolitan strategic Directors, delivering place based services. Members also include combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships and corporate partners. Coast’s work with ADEPT is predominantly focused on raising profile across its key audiences to…

Brook Cottage Development

Brook Cottage is a proposed high-quality rural housing development for the village of Capel in the Mole Valley District, Surrey. The development site was listed as an intended location for housing on the Mole Valley District Council Local Plan, which was out for consultation in March 2020. Coast devised a…

Eurovia

Eurovia is one of the leading highways infrastructure and maintenance companies in the UK, responsible for over 50,000kms of road. Coast worked with Eurovia to review and enhance the communications services across the complex multi-divisional structure of the organisation. After an extensive audit, we created a network to bring communications…

Exeter Energy Recovery Facility, Devon

The Exeter Energy Recovery Facility, located in Devon, is a £45m energy from waste facility producing 24GWh of energy from 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste. The process produces enough electricity to power the equivalent of 6,624 homes. Coast was commissioned by Devon County Council to manage communications for the planning,…

ICE South West

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) plays a nationally significant role in policy influence and formation around civil infrastructure, societal, economic and environmental issues, as well as planning and regeneration. Within the UK, ICE has 12 regions. Coast provides interim and campaign communications support for ICE South West. Recent work…

National Parks England

National Parks England (NPE) brings together the nine English National Park Authorities and the Broads Authority (NPAs), to shape policy and provide a strong, collective and expert voice at a national level. Coast provides strategic communications support, which has included developing a communications strategy, alongside a communications protocol to help…

Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal

The aim of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal bid was to reinvigorate the region’s marine and advanced manufacturing sectors, create 9,000 jobs and secure £296 million of public and private sector investment. Coast was responsible for managing a public affairs campaign to showcase Plymouth and secure political…

Peninsula Rail Task Force – Closing the Gap

The Peninsula Rail Task Force is a rail improvement and investment campaign comprising Cornwall Council, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, Devon County Council, Heart of the South West LEP, Plymouth City Council, Somerset County Council and Torbay Council. The ‘Closing the Gap’ report brought together the Task Force’s technical…

South Devon Highway

The £130 million South Devon Highway was constructed to alleviate congestion on the A380 by channelling traffic away from the village of Kingskerswell. Involving many partners, it was one of the most complex highways schemes and biggest construction projects in the South West. Coast coordinated communications for the funding, pre-planning…

South West Tourism Alliance

The South West Tourism Alliance (SWTA) is a member organisation that represents both public and private sector organisations within the south west visitor economy. The alliance lobbies for vital improvements to the region that will allow for tourism businesses to grow and develop. Coast has a long-standing relationship with SWTA.…

Taunton Deane District Council (now known as Somerset West and Taunton Council)

Taunton Deane District Council set out its vision for growth of the area: ‘a unique destination for high value business, offering excellent connectivity and a great place to live, learn, work and play’. This vision was outlined in the Taunton Growth Prospectus and aligned to the Council’s inward investment programme.…

The Saltash Cornwall Cross

The Saltash Cornwall Cross and Elwell Wood project was created and driven by the Saltash Waterfront Residents’ Association (SWRA) and Saltash Town Council. The 20m Cornwall Cross was one of five flagship programmes funded through Community Spaces, part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces initiative. Coast was contracted by…

ADEPT Live Labs

The ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs programme is a two-year £22.9million initiative funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and run by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT). Eight Live Labs projects, led by local authorities with private sector and university partners, are developing and…

Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a business-led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, universities and colleges across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Working with the LEP from 2010 to 2017, Coast developed the LEP’s communications, built up business engagement and boosted the organisation’s…