WEST Norfolk’s coastal communities can now access online maps to see how erosion could affect their coastline in the future.
The Environment Agency has published a series of coastal erosion maps for England on its website, www.environment-agency.gov.uk, including one for the stretch of coast between Terrington Marsh and Kelling Hard, near Sheringham.
The local map was developed in conjunction with West Norfolk Council and North Norfolk Council. (more…)
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April 10, 2012
April 9, 2012
SOUTH Tyneside’s ever-changing coastline is coming under scrutiny as never before.
Borough residents can now log on to the Environment Agency’s website to receive updates on coastal erosion.
Six local authorities, including South Tyneside, have worked closely with the agency to produce coastal erosion information similar to the flood maps which are already available online. (more…)
April 5, 2012
The homes in Happisburgh were bought last year under a council scheme.
Meanwhile, the Environment Agency has published online maps showing how people living on the coast could be affected by erosion in the future. Watch Olivia Paterson’s report
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April 4, 2012
EAST YORKS: Two final drop-in sessions on funding for people effected by coastal erosion issues are not the end of the story, according to a leading councillor.
The two events at Skipsea and Aldbrough on Monday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 18, are the last chance for residents to access Government funding under the current Coastal Change Pathfinder initiative.
Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services, said: “Coastal Pathfinder has made a real difference through the practical support and assistance that we have been able to provide for people most at risk to coastal erosion. (more…)
The demolition date of nine houses along the coast of Happisburgh has been announced today (Wednesday).
Contractors E.E. Green and Son Ltd will start tearing down the buildings on Beach Road in Happisburgh next Wednesday (April 11). The process is expected to take approximately twelve weeks
It comes after the completion of a lengthy process where North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) helped owners, who were under threat of losing their homes to the sea, to move. (more…)
March 28, 2012
RESIDENTS are delighted after a £19.5 million project to stop homes slipping into the sea at Lyme Regis was given the green light.
The Environment Agency has confirmed that it was supporting phase IV of West Dorset District Council coastal protection scheme at East Cliff.
The project will safeguard about 244 homes and 900 metres of Charmouth Road and Church Street which would have been destroyed by coastal erosion over the next 50 years. (more…)
March 24, 2012
Work on the £30 million Redcar coastal defences is on schedule as it reaches the halfway point, officials said.
The Environment Agency, in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Council, is now starting to raise sections of the promenade behind the new defences.
The defences, which are being built at the Stray, are designed to protect against flooding as well as coastal erosion. (more…)
February 27, 2012
A SUMMIT to discuss coastal erosion on Walney revealed there is funding to help solve the problem – but residents left the meeting with contrasting emotions.
Representatives from the Environment Agency told Friday’s 90-minute meeting in Barrow Town Hall the government had set aside £680,000 to tackle the problem.
But matched funding of £200,000 must be found in order for that money to be made available by Defra. (more…)
February 24, 2012
NVCC member Chris Blunkell has started a blog on coastal adaptation:
In 2007 the draft Shoreline Management Plan for where I live proposed that the area might undergo ‘managed realignment’, with homes lost to the sea uncompensated in as little as 20 years. I was active in campaigning against this proposal, which was subsequently modifed. Since then I have developed a research interest in the social justice aspects of government policy with respect to climate change and coastal planning, to which this blog is devoted.
February 22, 2012
PUBLIC exhibitions are being held in Sidlesham and Pagham to discuss the risks of flooding and erosion.
The Environment Agency (EA) is holding the exhibitions, in partnership with Arun District Council and Chichester District Council, to display the current risks which face the local coastline and surrounding areas.
The EA recognises local residents are concerned about recent increased rates of erosion in the area as well as the risk of flooding from within the harbour. (more…)