April 10, 2012

Lynn News: “Maps focus on coastal erosion”

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…)

Filed under: Norfolk,Press Article — Tags: , — jaydublu @ 11:30 am

April 9, 2012

Sheilds Gazette: “Close eye on our changing coast”

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…)

Filed under: Press Article,Tyne & Wear — Tags: , — jaydublu @ 11:31 am

April 5, 2012

ITV: “Houses threatened by coastal erosion to be demolished”

Demolition work will start in Norfolk next week on nine houses before they fall into the sea.

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

Story on the ITV News website

Filed under: Norfolk,Press Article — Tags: , , — jaydublu @ 4:57 pm

April 4, 2012

Hull Daily Mail: “Pledge to continue coastal work”

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…)

Filed under: Press Article,Yorkshire — Tags: — jaydublu @ 10:17 am

EDP: “Demolition date announced for Beach Road homes in Happisburgh”

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…)

Filed under: Norfolk,Press Article — Tags: , , , — jaydublu @ 10:05 am

March 28, 2012

Lyme Regis News: “Residents’ delight as £19.5m funds secured for coast scheme”

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…)

Filed under: Dorset,Press Article — Tags: , , , — jaydublu @ 1:56 pm

March 24, 2012

BBC: “Redcar coastal defence work ‘on track’”

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…)

Filed under: Press Article,Yorkshire — Tags: , — jaydublu @ 10:45 am

February 27, 2012

NW Evening Mail: “Feelings are mixed after Walney coast summit”

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…)

Filed under: Cumbria,Press Article — Tags: , , , — jaydublu @ 11:05 am

February 22, 2012

Chichester Observer: “Public exhibitions about flooding and erosion”

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…)

Filed under: Press Article,Sussex — Tags: , , — jaydublu @ 12:08 pm

February 8, 2012

NW Evening Mail: “Appeal to shore up crumbling Walney coastline”

FOR years, the battle has raged to protect homes at Earnse Bay from the encroaching tides. But further along the shores of Walney live the forgotten victims of coastal erosion. EMMA PRESTON reports

THE Mulgrew family has owned Walney’s South End farm since 1953.

For more than half a century, the successful cattle and sheep farm has been passed down from generation to generation.

But every year, brothers Simon and Michael Mulgrew, who run the farm, watch their inheritance being slowly whittled away – by coastal erosion – a simple natural process which they cannot protect themselves against. (more…)

Filed under: Cumbria,Press Article — Tags: , , — jaydublu @ 12:04 pm
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