April 11, 2011

Gloucestershire: “Farmer hits out at flood risk consultation”

FLOOD-HIT farmer Rob Keene has questioned a consultation which appears to ignore the high ground of Gloucester’s massive rubbish dump.

The Environment Agency has released details of its plan to manage flood risk around the River Severn.

But Over farmer Rob, whose land flooded in 2007, says no account has been taken of the huge Hempsted tip site which dominates the landscape south of the Lower Parting. (more…)

October 3, 2009

Gazette Series: “Study into management of the Estuary invites locals’ views”

PEOPLE living along the coast of the Severn Estuary are being asked for their views on how their coastline should be managed over the next 100 years.

As part of a major new study, a large-scale review of the current Shoreline Management Plan, which dates back to 2000, is being carried out by the Severn Estuary Coastal Group. (more…)

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May 31, 2009

Penarth Times: “Estuary future meeting”

RESIDENTS have the opportunity to comment on how the land surrounding the Severn Estuary should be managed in years to come.

Interested parties will be able to put their views across at a consultation meeting which will take place at the Paget Rooms in Penarth on Wednesday, June 10, from 2pm to 6pm. (more…)

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October 13, 2008

Guardian: “Crumbling coast – South-west England’s treasures in danger”

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…)

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