Rearranging the small section of rock revetment at Pennington Point
With the collapse of more of the cliff at Pennington Point, there have been calls for urgent action to be taken to protect the Eastern Town – which would involve putting rocks at the foot of the cliffs:
Beach Management Plan: emergency revetment
The Town’s County Councillor has stepped in to initiate a survey of what can be done:
Survey work for Sidmouth cliff fall
It will establish the rate of erosion after Monday’s collapse.
Cllr Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council member for Sidmouth (Sid Valley) & Cabinet member for Highways Management, has said that he will be using some of his locality budget to carry out a further cliff survey and has asked the contractor’s currently re-building the adjacent Alma Bridge to assist in rearranging the small section of rock revetment at Pennington Point that has been moved by the storms.
It is hoped that it will take three weeks in total for the lead-in, survey and the processing of the results to take place, with Devon County Council already discussing the requirements with a survey company.
Survey work for Sidmouth cliff fall | radioexe.co.uk
Councillor funds cliff erosion survey | sidmouthherald.co.uk
Councillor funds cliff erosion survey | eastdevonwatch.org
This photo shows the few rocks at the foot of the cliffs at Pennington Point – the question being whether there should be more of them and a little further down the Eastern Beach:
Sidmouth cliffs | Steve Knight | Flickr
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