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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Pennington Point > latest cliff falls

There has been quite a debate around key issues for Sidmouth's seafront:
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: an independent assessment of the cost of proposals presented by consultants
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal and the Eastern Town >>> "The needs of all these clubs and organisations remain paramount in any plans for the future development of our town."

Urgency has been injected into these deliberations with one of the most dramatic cliff falls for some time:

Pictures: Cliff fall in Sidmouth

14:16 01 August 2016


The large slide is believed to have taken place during Wednesday evening.
Photographer Simon Horn captured these images showing a large amount of debris forming at the bottom of the cliff before the weekend. 




Pictures: Cliff fall in Sidmouth - What's on - Sidmouth Herald

Compare with a cliff fall at Pennington Point in 2013 - the point itself protected by a few artificial rocks:











Devon History Society: Sidmouth: a harbour never built
Futures Forum: Plans for Port Royal: 1830s

Meanwhile, another set of photos have caught the imagination - and shown the vulnerability of the town to the sea:

A bird’s-eye view of Sidmouth

13:03 02 August 2016


Paraglider, Simon Vacher, took to the thermals recently and captured these stunning images of Sidmouth. Ref shs Paragliders 1. Picture: Simon Vacher 













A bird’s-eye view of Sidmouth - News - Sidmouth Herald
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