COASTAL APPRAISAL

If you have an interest in the sea and coast, or a special interest in erosion, flooding and shoreline management use the links on this tab to see the latest appraisal work at Thorpeness.

Thorpeness focussed coastal erosion appraisal 2014

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Suffolk Coastal District Council commissioned Mott MacDonald to carry out a coastal erosion study focussed on Thorpeness to inform decisions about future shoreline management within the policy of the SMP.  It had been difficult to form robust conclusions from the wide range of previously existing literature.  The report interprets available data and research to provide a valuable correlation with events at Thorpeness and a range of predictions for episodic events.  It responds to a community view in 2012 about the need for an independent assessment of local coastal processes.  The report includes water level predictions and the relationship between erosion events and cyclic weather patterns.  It makes interesting general reading as well as for property ownership, business and community development.

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Thorpeness Coastal Erosion Appraisal_Final_9 Dec 2014 (3)

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Thorpeness Coastal Protection Options Appraisal Study 2016

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Following the coastal erosion appraisal study Suffolk Coastal District Council commissioned Mott MacDonald to carry out an appraisal of coast protection options at Thorpeness to inform decisions about future shoreline management within the policy of the SMP.  A full range of solutions was evaluated for currently defended and undefended sections of the frontage.  It makes interesting general reading as well as for property ownership, business and community development.

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Thorpeness Phase 2 Final April 2016

 Neighbourhood Plan Coastal Presentation April 2016

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This presentation was given to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group by Suffolk Coastal District Council and Mott MacDonald to inform discussion about how the Plan should approach policies and planning for a coastal community.  It provdes a helpful summary of the coastal process and protection studies, and the work currently underway using X-Band radar to track seabed and shoreline changes at Thorpeness.

The next stage will be to prepare a recommendation for future shoreline erosion management actions taking account of the MML report findings.  The approach must be proportionate, sustainable, affordable, provide clarity on when to intervene and be consistent with SMP policy.

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Residents 2 4 16 meeting ppnt FINAL – for dissemination

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