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

December 4, 2011

Sussex Express: “Some of Sussex coastline to disappear in 20 years “

PARTS of the Sussex coastline will disappear within the next 20 years, according to a map produced by the Environment Agency.

The new online map, which is accessible to the public, shows how the coast, including Newhaven, Seaford and Peacehaven, will be affected.

It reveals how the coast is being managed and any defences in place. (more…)

Filed under: Press Article,Sussex — Tags: — jaydublu @ 4:22 pm

November 28, 2011

Worthing Herald: “Coastal erosion map shows risk areas in Worthing, Shoreham and Littlehampton”

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…)

Filed under: Press Article,Sussex — Tags: , , , — jaydublu @ 11:45 am

November 18, 2011

Environment Agency: “Erosion risk map for South Downs coastline launched”

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…)

Filed under: News — Tags: , — jaydublu @ 11:26 am

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