ARCHIVE: Tendring coastal change pathfinder

Tendring District Council have received £1,000,000 to explore planning for, and managing, adaptation to coastal change for the  Tendring Peninsular, Jaywick, and Walton communities.

Coastal change issues    

Much of the district is at or below sea level and the coast is exposed to heavy waves and North Sea surges.  This creates a risk of both coastal erosion and flooding to communities and infrastructure that is likely to be exacerbated by climate change.

Summary of approach     

  • Community engagement: Building understanding of coastal change with communities and embedding this in wider engagement activity surrounding the project and regeneration programme.   
  • Adaptation planning: Developing an adaptation strategy to consider possible opportunities, particularly for tourism, and risks associated with different adaptation scenarios.  Supporting communities with the transition associated with coastal change e.g. through contributing to the demolition of derelict properties in at risk areas as part of the Jaywick regeneration programme.  
  • Delivering adaptive solutions: Building a viewing platform as part of the Crag Walk scheme at Walton-on-the-Naze, to enable visitors and schools to see and understand the erosion processes affecting the coast.  The project is part of wider plans for educational facilities to help inform the community and others about coastal change and other environmental issues.     

Partners       

INTend (Tendring Regeneration Limited), Homes and Communities Agency, Environment Agency, English Heritage, East of England Development Agency, Haven Gateway Partnership, Natural England, Essex County Council, Essex Wildlife Trust, Naze Protection Society, CoastNet.

Further information          

Page last modified: 30 March 2010
Page published: 30 March 2010

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