Holderness Cliff Collapse

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Holderness Location
North East coast, Yorkshire, bordered by the North Sea, extends 60km from Flamborough head to Spurnhead spit, one of the fastest eroding coastlines in Europe.
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Physical causes
Destructive waves from the North Sea winds and long fetch from the Artic Circle, it has soft glacial clay which is easily eroded and prone to slumping.
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Human causes
Built on the cliff edge which added to the weight and it wasn't managed well (Groynes, no protection.)
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Environmental effects
SSSI's are under threat, beaches are starved due to the implementation of groynes.
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Economic effects
Property prices are low, no insurance, 80,000 square miles of farmland have been lost.
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Social effects
Forced migration, loss of livelihoods, loss of villages (20 in Barmston), roads have collapsed/closed so there are poor transport links.
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Political effects
Easington Gas Terminal is only 25 metres from the edge and provides for 25% of the UK's gas supply, the governmnment has to prioritize.
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Destructive waves from the North Sea winds and long fetch from the Artic Circle, it has soft glacial clay which is easily eroded and prone to slumping.

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