Holderness Coastline Management

Case Study of the management along the Holderness Coast

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Rob Clark
Holderness Coastline Management
Population 8300- tourist town- financially viable
Wooden groynes- prevents LSD and traps sediment-
absorbs wave energy
Beach replenishment- through dredging- costly and
needs renewal every year
Sea wall protected by rock armour
Small village of less than 300
Viable due to main B road- B1242 nearby
Rock groynes costing £2m to protect cliff and road
built- Norwegian granite- caused TGS down coast- erosion there has increased 4m/y
Cliff regrading has happened to reduce slumping
New recurved sea wall- £6.3m
Rock amour at base of cliff- expensive and unattractive- HOLD THE LINE
Protects town- jobs in tourism and prevents a further decline in the property market
Low grade farmland and caravan park- managed retreat- roll back of caravans- making
it easy for firms to buy land directly behind to sustain their business
BP gas terminal protected- expense of taxpayer- viable due to hundreds of jobs
Rock revetments built- absorb energy- expensive but long lasting- 1km cost £4.5m
Spurn Head
Spit in the Humber Estuary- home to the RNLI and a RSPB reserve- SSSI
Formed as a result of LSD- due to management and groynes, it may be eroded
Integrated management
Coasts are now being managed as a whole instead of just one settlement
Sediment cells are accounted for- protecting one place affects another
Holderness as a whole
Hold the line at places of economic value such as Hornsea, Easington and Mappleton
Managed retreat and do nothing at places of little economic importance






Really helped. Cheers Rob

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