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…)
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…)
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…)
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 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…)
January 14, 2012
WORKS to protect 65 homes in West Wittering from flooding in the future are going ‘full steam ahead’, the Environment Agency has said.
Residents and the community in the Witterings managed to raise an incredible £150,000 to help pay for the defence works.
The homes will be protected by raising the current embankment on the shore with clay. Preparation construction works have started but will not be implemented on the beach until April when birds stop nesting there. (more…)
November 28, 2011
A NEW online mapping facility shows how at risk Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton’s coastlines are from erosion and flooding.
The coastal erosion map was made live on the Environment Agency’s website last week, and allows users to see what changes, if any, there might be to the coastline where they live in the next 15 years.
The map for the South Downs area is one of just two unveiled last week as pilots for this project. It charts the coastline from Beachy Head in the east to Selsey Bill in the west, and predicts any changes to the coastline in our area by 2025 are likely to be “negligible”. (more…)
November 21, 2011
Large parts of the Sussex coastline will disappear into the sea within 15 years, a Government report has revealed.
A study by the Environment Agency into coastal defences across Sussex highlights more than ten miles of the shoreline which will be lost to erosion.
Newhaven, Seaford and beauty spots such as Birling Gap are all listed as being affected by damage caused by the sea because of a lack of protection.
And the report warns as much as 20 metres of land could be lost in some places by 2025. (more…)
November 18, 2011
With new online maps communities along the South Downs coast between Beachy Head and Selsey Bill can see how coastal erosion could affect their coastline in future.
Two pilot maps, for the South Downs and Northumberland, were published today by the Environment Agency. The maps were developed in conjunction with local councils and provide information for the public on how coastal erosion could affect where they live for the next 20 years. The maps also show how the coast is being managed and any defences that are in place.
Although few households are at risk from coastal erosion, its consequences can be serious. Better information on coastal erosion will help coastal communities to make more informed decisions about development and adapting to a changing coastline. (more…)
November 15, 2011
A holiday park in Selsey has put forward plans to make changes to its sea defence works.
Bunn Leisure is privately funding a £15m scheme at West Sands Caravan Park to protect its business and the west side of Selsey.
The original plans were granted planning permission in 2009 but Bunn wants to change the type of rock, profiling and footprint of the breakwaters, as well as change the source of shingle for a beach recharge. (more…)