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Coastal protection case study- East Anglia

Lithology of cliffs on Norfolk coast- made of soft sands and clays- makes
then susceptible to erosion as rainwater saturation causes rotational slump,
making them vulnerable to wave attack
Long shore drift creates management challenges as dominant winds are
North easterly creating lots of…

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SMP suggested no active intervention (coast allowed to retreat) in 2006.
Due to implications on land down drift of area- could increase erosion, not
enough valuable land or property to be worth protecting.
2007, rock bund extended due to £50,000 from `buy a rock for
Happisburgh' campaign.


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