Who are we?

The Severn Estuary Coastal Group is a technical group of local authorities and other key organisations that shares an interest in the management of the shoreline around the Severn Estuary.

Established in 1993, SECG works to promote a coordinated and sustainable approach to coastal risk management and to facilitate the duties and responsibilities of local authorities and other organisations managing coastal protection & flood defence issues around the Estuary.

The area covered by the group spans from Lavernock Point in Wales to Anchor Head and Haw Bridge in England.


  • Provide a point of contact
  • Encourage research
  • Promote the Shoreline Management Plan 
  • Collate and provide information as required
  • Compliment the statutory responsibilities of members
  • Provide advice on coastal issues and policies 
  • Promote community and stakeholder engagement
  • Keep group members informed and updated
  • Promote the use of the new Environment Agency Shoreline Management Plan – Explorer web tool

Find Out More


Read the latest SECG updates in the Severn Estuary Partnership E-Newsletter