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Coastal Access Scheme – your comments invited

Natural England (NE) which body has a statutory duty to undertake a review of the Coastal Access Scheme by March 2013, are offering an opportunity to organisations and individuals to comment on the scheme process and to take part in the review. NE would like to know what aspects of it you think have worked […]

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Brave Bryony fights back!

Determined Bryony Nierop-Reading is the only remaining permanent resident left near the decaying cliff top on Beach Road at Happisburgh following the demolition of nine adjacent homes last month, although her home moves ever nearer to the cliff edge due to the total lack of sea defences, which were allowed to decay and not replaced. […]

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‘Strategy for the Future’ on Suffolk Erosion

The article by Tom Potter ‘Thorpeness: Erosion seminar hears strategy for future’ that appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times on October 5th gives good insight into the thinking (if that’s the right word’) of those dealing with coastal erosion strategy. We repeat it here in full, and follow it with a response sent to […]

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Change in North Norfolk Coastal Management Policy

North Norfolk District Council has changed the way by which the North Norfolk coast is managed by instituting a new integrated approach that has just been approved by NNDC councillors at a meeting of the full council. Around £65,000 of the money left over from a European Pathfinder coastal help scheme, plus the Coastal Erosion […]

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Lowestoft sea wall protection work under discussion

Anthony Carrol describes in the Lowestoft Journal of Wednesday 10th October 2012 how Waveney District Council’s development control committee will be discussing a protection scheme to defend a 170-metre stretch of sea wall backing Lowestoft’s South Beach. Waveney District Council’s cabinet have already agreed to put in £400,000 to construct an improved foundation for the flint sea wall between the South Pier and […]

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Government’s Water Bill fails to address challenges

October’s WaterBriefing tells that key Government adviser, Professor Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Oxford, who sits on the Department of Energy and Climate Change Economic Advisory Committee, says that the floods issue raises an investment requirement comparable to the sewerage one at privatisation and that the Government’s new Water Bill will not […]

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Memories of the 1953 North Sea Surge

An Anglia TV film recalling the great North Sea Surge of January 1953 can be seen by visiting the East Anglian Film Archive. Pictures of the damage and interviews with those recalling the event bring to our attention that such devastation could soon come again, perhaps even this winter. The cuts in the sea defence […]

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New London railway will result in new coastal wetland in Essex

The first giant scoops of almost 5m tonnes of earth from deep beneath London have begun to be delivered to the Essex coast, the first step in creating the biggest man-made nature reserve in Europe. The soil, excavated from two new 21km rail tunnels under the capital, will transform the pancake-flat intensive farmland of Wallasea Island into […]

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Video of Norfolk & Suffolk Erosion

Video of Norfolk & Suffolk Erosion The government hype and bribery in giving money to induce those abandoning their erosion threatened homes instead of providing protection and opposing the offshore aggregate dredging that brings it about it can clearly be seen on the first four minutes of the Anglia TV News video. The film also […]

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Easton Bavents erosion homes plan comes under fire

Some considerable discord arose at an extraordinary Parish Council and Reydon District Council meeting with residents when an opportunity was given to people to air their views about a potential housing scheme that could see families in erosion-threatened Easton Bavents moved to nine new properties at Rissmere Lane East, Reydon. The tabled plan claimed to […]

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Changing Currents – Increased erosion at Scratby, Norfolk

Between 1984 and 1990, following intensive offshore aggregate dredging, a huge increase in erosion lowered Hemsby Beach to destroy the dune frontage and 98 coastal bungalows. But for the past four years little has disappeared, as the focus then went 2 kilometres to the north at Winterton-on-Sea. Now, 1 -2 Km to the south of […]

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