Beach Management Plan: funding latest

At the end of last month, members of the BMP steering group attended a conference in Plymouth put on by the Devon Maritime Forum:

Managing our Coast in a Changing Climate – from the SW Coastal Change Conference

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There was plenty of evidence presented on how to manage our changing coasts – and It is clear that any Beach Management Plan should be evidence-based, that there should be proper governance happening and that there should be the right sort of funding for the right sort of project.

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This has now been going on for the best part of two decades:

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With the latest developments reported in the Herald:

 

Major step forward for Sidmouth Beach Management Plan

A bid for a £500,000 pot of cash for the £9million flood defence scheme – the Sidmouth Beach Management Plan, was recommended for approval by South West Regional Flood and Coastal Finance Sub Committee.

Earlier this year, district councillors warned that the £9million flood defence scheme was at risk of falling through all together if the final £1.5million could not be secured to fund the project by August 2020…

Major step forward for Sidmouth Beach Management Plan | Sidmouth Herald

This photograph of Pennington Point and East Cliff was taken for the BMP by a drone at lower altitude.

   
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