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Archive for October, 2009

Data Loggers installed at Broomhill

Following recent   Ground Investigation work carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency ,  some data loggers have been left  in-situ on the beach at Broomhill Sands.

These data loggers are installed to record fluctuations in the water table.  During the  consultation on the Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy a local resident  had asked a [...]

Environment Agency Response to Defra’s Consultation on Coastal Change Policy

DOC has been given sight of the EA’s  response to Defra’s Consultation on Coastal Change Policy in which the EA states:-

“We welcome the Coastal Change consultation and believe that for decisions to be made about a sustainable future for the coast there must be meaningful practical support for those affected by coastal change.


support the proposals [...]

Further Deterioration of Sea Defences

Following the recent high tides our Technical Officer Tony Hills has carried out further inspections on the state of our sea defences in various locations
and reports as follows:-

UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09)

UK Climate Projections 2009 (UKCP09) is a climate analysis tool, funded by Defra, which features the most comprehensive climate projections ever produced. Projections are broken down to a regional level across the UK and are shown in probabilistic form — illustrating the potential range of changes and the level of confidence in each prediction.

How the [...]

Renewed Concerns at Littlestone Outfall

On the 20 September 2009 our Technical Officer, Tony Hills, raised his concerns with the Environment Agency  regarding  the accumulation of shingle  at the Outfall at Littlestone and the resulting flood risk  for local areas. The situation was promptly remedied at that time.

Unfortunately the shingle , which was removed from this location not more than [...]

High Knocke to Dymchurch Sea Defences Frontage A

Work Update  - 30 September 2009

The Environment Agency has advised DOC that they will be closing the main slipway in Dymchurch for refurbishment; week commencing Monday 5 October 2009.

Also  in the week commencing 5 October the EA will start building a temporary beach access ramp from the area by the turning [...]

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