CASE STUDY - HOLDERNESS COAST
to reduce the effects of rapid erosion, 11.4km of Holderness coastline has been protected by HARD ENGINEERING
protected by a 4.7km sea wall and wooden groynes
A sea wall, wooden groynes and rock armour protect the village
Groynes create wider beaches and a sea wall is also used to protect the area. After severe storms caused damage in 1992, rock armour was placed in front of the wall.
In 1991, defences including two rock groynes were built. These cost £2 million and protect the village and coastal road.
SPURN HEAD (EASTERN SIDE)
groynes and rock armour protect this area, which also protects the Humber Estuary…