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CROWDED COASTS: Minehead Data

Bipolar scores

  • 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


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CROWDED COASTS: Porlock Bay

Bipolar resuts:

  • 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   

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CROWDED COASTS: SECONDARY RESEARCH

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REBRANDING: Porlock

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.

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