Residents are being encouraged to have their say on how Dorset's iconic coastline will be managed in the future.

Jurassic Coast Trust is in the process of creating a new Partnership Plan document, which will guide management of the World Heritage Site over the next five years.

As part of the creation of this new plan, the Trust is hosting a series of free drop-in consultation days at venues across the coast.

A spokesperson for the Trust said: "Members of the Jurassic Coast Trust’s staff team will be on hand at each day to talk through the draft plan and answer questions.

"We encourage anyone with an interest in the Jurassic Coast and how it's looked after to attend one of these days, speak to our team about the new plan, and give us your comments and questions on it."

The dates, times and venues for the consultation days are listed below:

Tuesday, September 10 at Exmouth Library, 10am – 3pm

Tuesday, September 10 at Lyme Regis Library, 9.30am – 1pm

Wednesday, September 11 at Weymouth Library, 9.30am – 1pm

Monday, September 16 at Bridport Library, 12pm – 5pm

Tuesday, September 17 at Dorchester Library, 10am – 4pm

Wednesday, September 18 at Swanage Library, 10am – 4pm

Thursday, September 19 at Sidmouth Library, 10am – 3.30pm

Friday, September 20 at Wareham Library, 10am – 4pm

Tuesday, September 24 at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, 10am – 4pm

Wednesday, September 25 at Seaton Jurassic, 10am – 4pm

Residents have also been invited to leave their comments on the online version of the draft plan which is available to view online at

The deadline for public comments on the plan is October 4, after which a report will be produced by the Jurassic Coast Partnership detailing its responses and indicating how the plan will be changed.

Once an amended version of the plan is agreed by the Jurassic Coast Partnership and approved by Historic England, it will be adopted by Dorset Council and Devon County Council before being formally submitted to DCMS and UNESCO.