As reported in Construction News and numerous other sources:
Dungeness in Kent has been dropped from a Government list of potential locations for new nuclear power stations.
The location, which was one of eleven sites nominated by industry in March, was not listed in the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s draft National Policy Statements consultation, which opened today (9th November).
Concerns about how to mitigate potential environmental impacts at the site, coastal erosion and associated flood risk were among the reasons. (more…)
Flood defences to protect 3,600 homes in Kent are among schemes being brought forward a year to boost the economy, the Environment Agency (EA) has said.
Work is now likely to start in 2009 to improve coastal defences in Deal to protect against future sea level rises.
The scheme is one of several which will be brought forward from 2010-2011 if final approval is given in February.
Others include the construction of two new pumping stations and a replacement of a tidal sluice in east London.
The work there is planned to reduce the risk of river and tidal flooding of homes, businesses and infrastructure in the Thames Estuary.
Read the full story on the BBC News website
New map shows Medway’s climate change threat.
Today, the World Development Movement has published a shocking new map and data, clearly showing the very real affect that climate change could have in Kent, especially in Medway.
From a press release on the World Development Movement website
On BBC Radio 4′s Open Country transmitted today features the Faversham Road Residents Association
Ever since the storm surge and the Great Flood of 1953 threatened the North Kent coast, the inhabitants of low lying areas of the county have lived with the risk that the sea may one day flood their homes.
Nick Crane visits the coast to meet those involved in the management of the shore, along with those who are being affected by the shifting sands and the rising tides. (more…)