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Title: Protecting Perranporth
Author: Environment Agency South West Region
Document Type: Monograph
The seaside resort of Perranporth, on the north Cornwall coast between St Agnes and Newquay, has a long history of flooding. The town lies at the end of Perrancoombe Stream, where the stream flows onto Perran Beach and out to sea. On the beach it is joined by the Bolingey Stream that flows down through Bolingey to the east of Perranporth. A thriving summer tourist industry centres on the beach. The Perrancoombe Stream has its source adjacent to Mithian Church and flows north through a mainly rural steep-sided valley to Perranporth. Perrancoombe is an outlying residential area of Perranporth, about half a mile upstream of the beach. Perranporth has regularly experienced flooding from the Perrancoombe Stream and the Environment Agency recognised the need for a flood defence scheme. To reduce the risk of flooding from the Bolingey Stream improvements were carried out in Bolingey and Perranporth in the early 1980s. The Environment Agency appointed Halcrow consulting engineers to investigate a flood defence scheme for the Perrancoombe Stream, and they drew up a number of scheme options.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Flood control; Streams; Flood risk management
Geographic Keywords: EA South West; Perranporth
Extent: 7
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