CROWDED COASTS: Minehead Data
- Beach Nourishment- 3/24
- Recurved Sea Wall- 0/24
- Revetments- -5/24
- Groynes- -7/24
- Rock Armour- -10/24
Cost £13m funded by Environment Agency, local and National Goverenment and Butlins
Protects 10,000 loal and 9,500 tourits staying at Butlins
CROWDED COASTS: Porlock Bay
- Salt Marsh- -1
- Wooden Groyne- 2
- Straight Sea Wall- 3
Protects only 500 residents over 300 acres of farmland
Protecting the area would have cost up to £14m. The finacail cost seemed to outweighed the benfits so it was decided the area would undergo 'manged retreat'.
This strategy wasnt popular with the loacl residents complianing about a loss of farmland and SSSI
CROWDED COASTS: SECONDARY RESEARCH
Retail Diversity; Mainly independant food stores, cafes and hotel with only one or two local shops.
Placecheck; Positives included it had a good community spirit aswell as clean footpaths with no vandalism at all. Negatives it had lots of traffic with poor public service facilities and unstable footpaths.
EQA: scored a totla of 7/40
Non-Participant Observation: Mainly only saw dog walker around town but that could be due to the bad weather we experienced whilst our visit. Maily the population looked about middle aged or elderly.