North Norfolk Coast - Happisburgh

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location
East Anglia, South England
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village
Happisburgh - 850 residents
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erosion amount
2-8m/yr after damage of defences in 1995. (soft rock cliffs of london clay and sand.)
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properties affected
25 lost in sea & used to cost £80,000 now worth £1 NEGATIVE EQUITY.
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tourism effect
loss of £347m annually (e.g closure of cliff top tea room)
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gold courses
3 golf courses under threat e.g. cromer
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revetments and groynes
built in 1958 reduced erosion to 50cm/yr BUT destroyed in 1995 by strong storm
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money saved by not re-building defences
£41 million as not replaced after 1995 storm damage
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rip-rap
2007 - 5,000 tonnes of granite rip-rap costing £200,000 funded by district council
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village

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Happisburgh - 850 residents

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erosion amount

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properties affected

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tourism effect

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