HOLDERNESS CASE STUDY

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  • Holderness Case Study
    • Easily eroded rock type- cliffs made of till.
    • Narrow beaches- beaches slow the wave power down reducing erosion.
      • Narrow beaches protect the cliffs less.
        • Flamborough head stops sediment from the north replenishing the beaches along Holderness.
        • Coastal defences at mappleton stop beaches being formed.
        • REASONS
    • Powerful waves due to the long fetch and the coast faces the dominant wind and wave direction
    • Property prices along the coast have fallen sharply for those houses at risk of erosion
      • Around 30 villages have been lost since Roman times.
        • SOCIAL IMPACTS
    • Some SSSI's (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) are threatened.
      • The Lagoons near Easington has a colony of over 1% of the British population of little terns. The erosion would destroy this.
      • ENVIROMENT
    • Visitor numbers in Bridlington hace dropped by 30% between 1998 abd 2006
      • Caravan parks are at risk e.g Seaside Caravan park at Ulrome is losing an average of 10 pitches a year
        • £2 million spent at Mappleton in 1991 to protect the coast
          • Gas terminal at Easington is at risk and is accounted for 25% of Britains gas supply (25m from cliff edge)
      • 80 000 squar metres of farmland is lost each year. Terrible for farmers.
        • Gas terminal at Easington is at risk and is accounted for 25% of Britains gas supply (25m from cliff edge)
      • ECONOMIC IMPACTS
        • Caravan parks are at risk e.g Seaside Caravan park at Ulrome is losing an average of 10 pitches a year
          • £2 million spent at Mappleton in 1991 to protect the coast
          • 80 000 squar metres of farmland is lost each year. Terrible for farmers.

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