Case Study: Holderness Coastline and Mappleton

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Where is Flamborough Head?
The most Northernly point of Holderness
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What is Flamborough Head's geology?
White chalk cliffs with distinct layers, its is topped by clay soil
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Describe the location and area of Hornsea
Its a 2.9km stretch of shoreline, where its inhabitants are highly reliant upon tourism
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What is the geology of Hornsea and which area shares similar such geology?
Glacier deposits, which is very similar to Mappleton
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Where is Spurn head and what is the spit's length?
It forms the Southern extremity of Holderness and the spit is around 5.5km long
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What materials make up the spit?
Sand and shingle
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What coastal defences are found at Mappleton?
Two stone gryones, made from Norwegian granite and sea walls have recently been added
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What are the reasons for coastal protection?
Tourist industry and because people live and work their
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What are the reasons against coastal protection?
To expensive and hard to justify - only 50 properties (Holderness council), No need for the agricultural land as food is imported from EU (Ministry of Agriculture) and finally the collapsed cliff is used further down the coast.
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