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Environment Agency – Flood News Autumn 2009

“Coastal views – Shoreline Management Plans in sight”
That’s the headline from one section of the Aummer 2009 edition of Floodnews, a quarterly business briefing for professionals whose work is affected by flood and coastal erosion issues.

The second series of Shoreline Management Plans are now securing approval, and publication of the completed [...]

One week of northeasterly winds causes more damage at the Littlestone Outfall!

Our Technical Officer Tony Hills inspected the Littlestone Outfall at the weekend following a period of strong northeasterly winds  .  Photographs were taken and  the Environment Agency was alerted immediately ! This situation yet again points out the present vulnerability of our sea defences . DOC  understands that arrangements have now  been  put in place [...]

DOC’s Response to DEFRA Consultation on Coastal Change Policy

The consultation on ‘ Coastal Change Policy’ was launched by DEFRA in June 2009 . The document set out DEFRA’s ideas for how coastal communities can successfully adapt to the impacts of coastal change and Government’s role in supporting this . All official Consultees were invited to respond by 25 September 2009.
DOC has provided DEFRA [...]

Ground Investigation under way at Broomhill

Small sections of the beach at Broomhill have now been closed off to enable trenching works and excavations (  Digging out the beach shingle to uncover the buried block work wall.  This will expose the wall and allow the EA to carry out a condition assessment of the buried structure.  Small sections of the block [...]

Erosion Concerns at Galloways and Dengemarsh

Following a further inspection of  the  Galloways and Dengemarsh  area by our Technical Officer Tony Hills , concerns are increasing after noting  just how much erosion has taken place due to this week’s south westerly gale. With high tides forecast again in two weeks time of 8.3 m it will only need further [...]

EA Safety Advice to all beach users during ground investigation works at Broomhill Sands

DOC has received the following safety advice from the Environment Agency concerning the ground investigation works at Broomhill Sands which commenced this week.

“…..There will be a number of risks from the works on the beach. These will include plant tracking across the beach, open excavations during trenching works, and static borehole rigs (see newsletter photo). [...]

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