Funding for vital flood defence schemes in the South West is to be cut by 16 per cent next year, the Government has confirmed.
But officials refused to produce a list of projects that will not get state aid as a result of the region losing £6 million in 2011/12.
Ministers announced that £521 million would be spent on protecting homes and businesses in England from April. (more…)
October 11, 2011
February 11, 2011
April 8, 2010
A NIGHTMARE scenario of properties being lost and Coverack effectively being cut in two has prompted St Keverne Parish Council to take swift action.
The prospect of coastal erosion around The Lizard is contained in a shoreline management plan being drawn up for government agencies and Cornwall Council.
Among other things it also suggests there could be flooding if Loe Bar, which currently separates the sea from Helston – parts of which are below sea level – is breached. (more…)
March 12, 2010
People living near the coast in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, are being asked for their views on proposals for how the coastline should be planned over the next 100 years.
A review of the original Shoreline Management Plans, which were completed in 1999, is being undertaken and this is a chance for the public to get further involved in an ongoing consultation process.
During March, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Coastal Advisory Group is holding nine stakeholder and public exhibition events, to show the work that has already been completed on issues and objectives and to consult on proposals for the future. (more…)
April 21, 2009
People living near the coast in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being asked for their views on how the coastline should be managed over the next 100 years.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Coastal Advisory Group (CISCAG) is updating the existing Shoreline Management Plan that details protection arrangements for thousands of homes and businesses that may be at risk from tidal flooding and coastal erosion caused by climate change.
There will be a chance for local people to find out more about the work that has already been done and to talk about future issues and objectives at four stakeholder events during late April and early May 2009. (more…)
March 20, 2009
Scientists now believe that global warming will have far more profound consequences on sea levels than had previously been estimated – they are predicting that the planet’s oceans will rise by more than a metre by the end of this century, rather than the half-metre increase they had been working on.
Not only will this have an acute significance for individual communities located at present-day sea levels, but entire areas of the South West peninsula will be in the firing line when it comes to widespread coastal flooding. (more…)
October 13, 2008
Almost 200 miles of some of the most precious stretches of south-west England’s coastline are threatened by rising sea levels, it is claimed today.
Fabulous beaches and cliffs, harbours and buildings are in danger. At least 142 scheduled ancient monuments, 111 listed buildings and one historic garden lie within a “risk zone”. More than 100 miles of public rights of way have already been lost, or could be soon.
The claims are made in Shifting Shores, a report published by the National Trust, which warns that 173 miles of the coastline that it cares for in south-west England could be lost or damaged. Amongst the world-famous sites in danger is St Michael’s Mount, the island off Penzance in Cornwall. The trust says the causeway which is used to cross to the site at low tide may be lost within 45 years. (more…)