Does our Local Enterprise Partnership – which could but does not invest in coastal regeneration – care? Not one jot.
“Analysis by BBC News of population projections has found seaside towns in northern England could see the biggest decline in under-30s.
The Parliamentary Group for Coastal Communities said funding cuts meant seaside towns were “being left behind”.
The government said it had invested more than £200m in coastal communities.
The coastline in England is home to some of the most beautiful but also poorest places in England. …
BBC News has analysed the population projections made by the ONS for 75 local authorities in England with a coastline.
More than half of the local authorities could see a fall in the number of residents under the age of 30 by the year 2039.
The biggest decline in the number of under-30s could be in the north of England, where every local authority with a coastline, except Liverpool, might see a fall in the number of young people.
Collectively northern seaside communities might see a reduction of 200,000 under-30s over the next two decades.
In contrast, coastal authorities in the south, such as Bristol (+13%), Canterbury (+6.4%) and Southampton (+4.7%) could see substantial rises in the number of young people …”