Progress is slow on the BMP for Sidmouth:
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Beach Management Plan >>> Pennington Point >>> determining the rate of cliff erosion
But things are moving forward:
22 July 2015 - Sidmouth’s coastal defence project moves forward as Beach Management Plan starts to take shape - East Devon
Although this process in this particular guise has been going on for two years now:
Work starts on producing new Beach Management Plan for Sidmouth | Exeter Express and Echo
Two draft reports have now been published and are available on the District Council website:
Sidmouth and East Beach
This document provides details of the economic basis (i.e. the economic benefits) for both ongoing and future beach management and coastal flood and risk management activities along the Sidmouth frontage, within the extent of the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) extent defined in Figure 1‐1.
This economic basis is developed from new assessment of flood and erosion risk (Section 3), but set in context by comparing the findings of the new analysis with previous economic assessments used to provide the case for past coastal protection and flood defence schemes along the BMP frontage (Section 2).
Economics Baseline: Sidmouth and East BeachManagement Plan
With another still being edited...
Here are a series of questions from the Vision Group representative on the Beach Management Steering Group, as part of the debate about cliff erosion rates :
Jo Frith - questions about Coastal Processes baseline report August 2015 - 4sep15