It is clear that Pennington Point needs to be protected:
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Beach Management Plan >>> Pennington Point and the importance of the shingle bank
The question is how - and there are ingenious ways to do it:
Futures Forum: The future of tidal power >>> Pennington Reef >>>>>>>> >>> a proposal for protection from coastal flooding for Sidmouth
The question of what to do about Pennington Point has been considered for many years now:
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."
Futures Forum: 24th April 2011: 'Popular Alma Bridge, a gateway to Salcombe Hill for a quarter of a million residents and visitors every year, is just 24 months and eight metres away from being lost forever, campaigning cliff-top residents fear'
Several aerial photographs have been taken to work out the rate of cliff erosion
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: 'improving the town’s coastal defences' with an 'up-to-date aerial survey'
Here is the latest, as reported in the Herald:
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