Coastal Case Studies

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  • Created on: 05-04-18 16:53
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  • Coasts
    • Swanage, Dorset has hard Chalk & Limestone and soft Clay
      • Form swanage bay and Ballard point with Old Harry stacks, cliffs and arches
    • Medmerry Managed retreat near Chichester
      • Cheaper alternative to building an new flood wall to protect against rising sea levels
      • £28 mn scheme = large natural salt marsh and wildlife habitat + protection
    • Lyme Regis
      • Jurassic Coast heritage Site rapidly eroded by powerful SW waves
      • Environmental Improvement scheme by West Dorset County Council from 1990s-2015
        • 2005-2007 Sea wall + new sand and single beach + rock armour at The Cobb
        • Phase 3 not undertaken The cobb left and Phase 4 2013-2015 new sea wall in front of old and more cliff stabilisation
        • 1990s = Sea wall + promenade E of river Lim and £1.4 M to stabilise cliffs = nails + drainage
      • ++ Inceased Visitors to beach, Protect against Storms, Protect habour for fishermen
      • -- Conflict with locals more traffic and litter, Defences affect neighbouring coastline, No landslide=No fossils revealed

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