Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: "There is widespread scepticism of the process and little regard shown to the local understanding of what the real issues might be."
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: and the consistency of the frustrations faced by the volunteer stakeholders >>> steering group to meet tomorrow, Thursday 10th May
The District Council declared last year its 'preferred option' for a Beach Management Plan at Sidmouth's eastern end:
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: 'technically favoured' option or 'preferred' option - and 'preferred' by whom?
This was not the 'preferred option' of the local stakeholders:
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: breakwaters rather than groins/groynes
The point being that these would not be so obtrusive - and actually not so expensive:
Futures Forum: Beach Management Plan: "In the long-term, we need to build more offshore breakwaters across the front and these could be semi-submerged so that they would not be visible for most of the time."
And so the consultants for the BMP were asked to cost this scheme - although they didn't actually cost the scheme with the less obtrusive offshore breakwaters:
Sidmouth sea defences could cost double the £9m expected
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