Coastal management 'effects on local people'

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  • Population of approximately 850
  • It is one of the fastest eroding areas in the world
  • The area was defending in 1958 with revetments which reduced the amount of erosion to about 50 cm a year
  • In 1995 the council stopped repairing the coastal defences which caused the rate of erosion to accelerate
  • Since then, 25 properties and the village's life boat launching station have been washed away
  • The main area of concern is Beach Road which ends in the sea
  • The houses were worth £80,000 when…


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