At the end of last month, members of the BMP steering group attended a conference in Plymouth put on by the Devon Maritime Forum:
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.
This has now been going on for the best part of two decades:
Futures Forum: 28th January 2003: “EDDC is proposing a coast protection scheme aimed at reducing the rate of cliff erosion at Pennington Point. The scheme would protect the properties located at the top of Salcombe Hill and the Alma Bridge.”
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…
This photograph of Pennington Point and East Cliff was taken for the BMP by a drone at lower altitude.