ARCHIVE: Scarborough coastal change pathfinder
Scarborough Borough Council have received £1,022,500 to explore planning for, and managing, adaptation to coastal change for the Knipe Point community.
Coastal change issues
Knipe Point is on the top of Clayton Cliffs, just to the south of Scarborough. The cliffs have been subject to significant landslips as a result of the combined effects of coastal erosion and the underlying instability of the coastal slopes. The remobilisation of this landslide in 2008 has resulted in the loss to date of private land and the enforced demolition of 3 properties. Further properties are considered to be at risk over the next 5 years, together with part of the old A165 and properties beyond this.
Summary of approach
- Community engagement: consultation with affected community including regular meetings.
- Adaptation planning: developing an adaptation action plan for Knipe Point.
- Delivering adaptive solutions: Purchasing nearby land that is not at risk of coastal erosion or land instability. Knipe Point property owners who lose their home as a result of coastal erosion would be given the opportunity to rebuild on the purchased land subject to conditions to be determined as part of the project.
Environment Agency, Natural England, National Trust, Knipe Point Residents Association, North Yorkshire County Council, Osgodby Parish Council.
- For information on the Shoreline Management Plan
- Information on strategic and local monitoring, which includes Cayton Bay/Knipe Point
Page last modified: 30 March 2010
Page published: 30 March 2010