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Title: Sea defences : Mablethorpe to Skegness strategy study
Author: National Rivers Authority Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
Abstract:
National Rivers Authority Anglian Region (NRA), are responsible for the 24km of sea defences extending from Mablethorpe to Skegness. They defend an area of some 20,000 hectares of low lying land including in excess of 15,500 residential properties and 18,000 residential caravans as well as extensive agricultural, commercial, industrial and service related activities. In 1953 the defences were breached in several places and, in addition to causing widespread flooding, a total of 41 people died. Many of the defences were built in the aftermath of those Hoods and have required continuing improvement and rehabilitation ever since. As part of their ongoing committment, the NRA commissioned Posford Duvivier in June 1990 to undertake a Strategy Study to examine the most appropriate coastal strategy for the future. This report presents the finding of the Study. All background information, data and evaluations are presented in Appendices as detailed in the report contents. A full and independent environmental assessment, meeting the requirements of Statutory Instrument 1217, is being undertaken in parallel with this engineering assessment, and a consultation document, supported by presentations and meetings, has been circulated to 42 interested parties.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1991
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Sea levelCoastal watersCoastal erosionMarine environment
Geographic Keywords: EA Anglian
Extent: 37; + appendices
Permalink: http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ealit:4254
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