Lowland Coastal - Focus on Agriculture - 2060

Lowland Coastal Landscape - in 2060 if the focus is on agriculture:

Land use across the area is driven by prevailing agricultural and food security policies, together with market and economic conditions, that favour the maintenance of a high level of agricultural production.

The existing flood defences are maintained to keep pace with sea level rise caused by climate change. This allows more intensive use of the grassland for livestock if the drainage is improved and the land fertilised. The summers are hotter and drier, so sunshade structures and reliable drinking water supplies have been installed to ensure livestock welfare. Inland, behind the secondary flood defence embankment new irrigation systems and winter water storage facilities are needed to maintain yield and quality in water sensitive crops. A variety of winter and spring sown crops are grown within typical arable rotation systems, including energy crops.

Somerset Levels and Moors
Lowland Coastal