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Title: Hunstanton and Heacham sea defence strategy
Author: Environment Agency Anglian Region
Document Type: Monograph
The Environment Agency is responsible for sea defences between Hunstanton South Beach and Snettisham. These defences include concrete walls and shingle embankments. The beach itself is also an important feature of the defence. The area protected by the defences is a mixture of holiday parks and permanent properties as well as expanses of open land. It is estimated that the assets at risk from flooding amount to some 26 million. The need for effective sea defences has been poignantly demonstrated both in 1953 when 65 people died as a result of sea flooding and again in 1978 when flooding caused considerable destruction. The area is not only important in residential and tourism terms but is also internationally significant in environmental terms, falling within the Wash Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and designated Special Protection Area (SPA) as well as being a candidate for Special Area of Conservation under the Habitats Directive.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: [after 1996]
Publication Place: Peterborough
Subject Keywords: Flood controlBeachesCoastsFlood defence structuresEnvironmental managementFlood Management Strategy
Geographic Keywords: HunstantonHeachamSnettisham
Extent: n.p. [10]
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