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

February 7, 2012

Hull Daily Mail: “£100k cash to help stem tide of east coast erosion”

HOMEOWNERS and businesses threatened by coastal erosion have been offered funding help of £100,000.

Grants from the East Riding Coastal Change Pathfinder, a £1.2 million project funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has been made available.

East Riding Council can award grants of between £500 to £30,000 to schemes which provide coastal adaptation and coastal or estuarine flood resilience. (more…)

Filed under: Press Article,Yorkshire — Tags: — jaydublu @ 10:59 am

February 3, 2012

Yorkshire Post: “Council fears loss of community support as erosion aid dries up”

A COUNCIL has pledged to seek more funding to help communities affected by coastal erosion amid fears it may lose the support of residents when money for an innovative aid project dries up next month.

A £1.2m scheme funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is due to end in March, and East Riding Council, which administers it, said it was determined to explore other sources of finance to assist some of the most exposed households in England.

All of the money in the East Riding Coastal Change Pathfinder project (ERCCP) has now been allocated to households in the Aldbrough, Cowden, Hornsea, Skipsea, Tunstall and Ulrome areas, and 35 of them have been helped adapt to the impact of “coastal change”.

The scheme has also funded the demolition of 43 dangerous structures and properties. (more…)

Filed under: Press Article,Yorkshire — Tags: , — jaydublu @ 12:28 pm

January 28, 2012

EDP: “Demolition looming for Happisburgh homes threatened by coastal erosion”

Bulldozers are due to move in and demolish Happisburgh’s doomed cliff-top homes this spring as the blighted seaside village prepares for a new lease of life.

Angie Fitch-Tillett, North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) cabinet member for the coast, said the council’s final purchase of nine erosion-threatened Beach Road homes had been wrapped up just before Christmas.

She added: “We are looking to get them down in the foreseeable future. In the worst case scenario it will be a couple of months.” (more…)

Filed under: Norfolk,Press Article — Tags: , , — jaydublu @ 2:27 pm

August 29, 2011

Yorkshire Post: “Cliff-top residents snub move to ‘council estate’”

AS their sea-view homes creep perilously towards a cliff-edge, residents at a private retirement estate say they have endured a “two-year hell” cloaked by uncertainty.

Now they have a whole new battle on their hands after dismissing land put forward for the relocation of 15 bungalows at Knipe Point near Scarborough as a “glorified council estate”.

In a final draft report which has been exclusively obtained by the Yorkshire Post, five parcels of land have been short-listed as preferred sites for the relocation of the homes which are deemed to be the most at risk. (more…)

Filed under: Press Article,Yorkshire — Tags: , , — jaydublu @ 9:29 am

July 26, 2011

Sidmouth Herald: “Sidmouth coast event sparks debate”

MORE than 125 people flocked to a Jurassic Coast Pathfinder exhibition that sparked debate on Sidmouth’s crumbling coast.

Recharging beach at Pennington Point or extending town-centre sea defences to the east were suggested by those who attended the event at Kennaway House last Thursday, writes Charlie Lister.

Residents and visitors got the chance to learn more about coastal erosion and get involved in making decisions about managing the coastline. (more…)

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June 27, 2011

EDP: “Coastal erosion aid scheme dropped in North Norfolk”

A planned “buy to lease” scheme aimed at helping seaside homeowners and communities threatened by erosion is being dropped by a coastal council.

But officials in North Norfolk are looking at other options and a campaigner says there are better ways of boosting blighted communities.

Buy to Lease was being investigated as a way of an authority purchasing properties in danger of being lost to erosion between 2025 and 2050 – and leasing them back to the owners or someone else. (more…)

Filed under: Norfolk,Press Article — Tags: , , , — jaydublu @ 10:02 am

May 4, 2011

EDP: “Last resident of Happisburgh’s doomed Beach Road”

The last resident of Happisburgh’s doomed Beach Road says she has no regrets about her decision to stay until the sea finally forces her out of her cliff-top bungalow.

Bryony Nierop-Reading has only her cats, stunning sea views and nearby sand martins for company after declining to join neighbours who have sold up to North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and moved away from the fast-eroding coastline.

Mrs Nierop-Reading, 66, says she loves living just 45ft from the cliff edge where she can enjoy the sea in all its moods – but she is “seriously worried” that NNDC has a “sub-agenda” to remove or rearrange existing sea defences, allowing wave action to erode the Beach Road coastline unchecked.

Beach clearance and demolition of the vacant homes around Mrs Nierop-Reading, is due to begin shortly as the council seeks to landscape the blighted area for public recreational use. (more…)

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