An interesting treatise on community participation in adapting to the Shoreline Management Plan has been written by Chris Blunkell headed “Adapting to a changing coast” and subtitled ‘Informed, engaged and empowered? A thicker description of community participation in the setting of coastal policy in England and Wales‘. Chris summarised his research paper with “In 2007 […]
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Coastal Defences and Shoreline Management Plans
- Community participation in the SMP
- Beach losses threat to Norfolk’s little tern colonies
- Do it yourself dune defences
- Hemsby group dig for defences and funding to protect the coast
- Scratby residents face £526,000 bill for sea defences
- Winterton Great Valley Protected
- Dredging Induced Coastal Erosion
- A new concept for sea defence walls
- Coastal Defence Money unused
- USA Video on coastal erosion and dredging
- Fathoming ‘Sand Waves’
- USA Video on coastal erosion and dredging
- MARINET takes Dredging threat to Parliament
- Destruction of Norfolk’s Golden Sand Beaches
- The Threat to Norfolk and its Churches
- A New Threat From Coastal Erosion
- Thoughts on the latest Shoreline Management Plan
- Double Dutch Dikes
- Evidence for the Anglian Offshore Dredging Association Confirming the Link Between Offshore Dredging and Erosion of the Adjacent Coastline
- Offshore Aggregate Dredging and Coastal Erosion
The Norfolk Coast has long been a return haven every April for nesting Little Terns, with colonies at Great Yarmouth North Dunes and Winterton on the East Coast and at Blakeney National Nature Reserve on the North. These tiny terns are one of the UK’s rarest seabirds, so are protected by RSPB Wardens from disturbance […]
Recognising that Hemsby is far from alone in losing their dune protection, here’s some information that may assist others similarly threatened by the loss of both their defences and government reluctance help maintain or to provide for them. There’s an excellent treatise on the role of marram dune to be seen at http://www.snh.org.uk/publications/on-line/heritagemanagement/erosion/appendix_1.2.shtml and there’s […]
Undefeated by the government SMPShoreline Management Plan declining to provide vital defences, the people of Hemsby and colleagues are doing all they can from their own resources to keep the sea from taking more homes. Over the May Bank Holiday period the Save our Hemsby Coastline group (SHC) and Green Party members, armed with shovels […]
With the failure of the government to provide sea defences, the people of Scratby, like adjoining Hemsby and many other coastal communities, will need to dip deep into their pockets to help pay for sea defences if they wish to protect their village from inundation. With fully effective concrete sea walls averaging £6,000 per metre, […]
The beautiful Great Winterton Valley that runs between Hemsby and through Winterton-on-Sea contains much wildlife and a selection of rare faunaThe animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment. It, plus the Long Beach housing along its western edge, was severely threatened by the pre-Christmas North Sea Surge that destroyed the last remaining dune […]
Our extract from the European EUROSION Project of 29th October 2005 “…a project contracted by the European Commission to a consortium led by the Dutch National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management (RIKZ) for the period 2002-2004″ failed transportation to our new website, and the original paper too from Internet access. As it is still […]
Much thought has been given over the past twenty years as to the best design for coastal and sea defence walls. Now we have a new concept called ‘The TBLOCK System‘ recently developed by Alan Thompson MIMechE. It consists of a mass concrete structure which interlocks with adjoining TBLOCKs by a cut out down opposite […]
Millions of pounds of Government funding which was intended to protect vulnerable communities from coastal erosion is gathering interest in council bank accounts nearly three years after being awarded.
A 14 minute video from the USA on dredging and the resultant coastal erosion, showing the both causes of it and the methodology capable of correcting the loss of shoreline, can be seen by going to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYMEh8kkRKs&feature=player_embedded If those of you who have your houses, businesses or beaches threatened by dredging and the Shoreline Management […]
Peter Waller of Felixstowe has been studying papers on Sand Waves and their mobility, and following much reading has come up with an interesting analysis.
A 14 minute video from the USA on dredging and the resultant coastal erosion, showing the both causes of it and the methodology capable of correcting the loss of shoreline
MARINET has enlisted the aid of Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk in drawing the attention of DEFRA and the government in general to the now rapidly advancing and escalating threats facing East Anglia due to the many combined aggravating government policies on dredging and its licensing, and the lack of any that could help prevent the degradation.
The Government’s new generation of Shoreline Management Plans are the pathfinder plans for the coastal defence for all England’s coastline. Their policy of “Managed Retreat” is systematically destroying the golden sand beaches of most of England’s coast, so they will not be available to be enjoyed by future generations.
David Keller of BBC Norfolk tells of the coming catastrophe for Norfolk should no effective action be taken to prevent erosion and its causes.
Increasing erosion and the failure to protect our coastline threatens a new hazard in the form of potential hazardous waste from former industrial and domestic landfill sites situated along the UK coastline.
Dr. Harry Buckland of Grimsby, one of our most active Coastal Group members gives his thoughts on the latest modifications to the Shoreline Management Plan, which notes some interesting comparators.
The Dutch have long shown Britain how to defend their land from the sea and are now coming up with further innovative methods from which the UK could learn if only the will and sanity were there.
The following evidence confirms that it is the in-fill of the offshore dredged pits from the surrounding seabed which causes beach draw-downThe process by which tides and wave motion remove (draw down) material from a beach and pull it out to sea. A sandy beach experiencing draw down is thus denuded of its sand. The process can be natural (i.e. winter storms) or can be artificially caused (e.g. aggregate dredging, whereby the dredging of sand and gravel offshore causes sand to be drawn down from the beach in order to replace the material which has been dredged)..
Yet a further paper has come to light on coastal erosion brought about by Offshore Aggregate Dredging in a paper entitled: EFFECTS OF MARINE SAND EXPLOITATION ON COASTAL EROSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF RATIONAL SAND PRODUCTION CRITERIA written by Emre N. Otay, Paul A. Work and Osman S. Börekçi It tells how such mining yields an […]