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Coastal strategies play an important part in helping us to explore what needs to be done to manage a particular stretch of coastline. Coastal Partnership East is involved in developing coastal management strategies and projects along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.

Strategies drill down to finer detail than Shoreline Management Plans to give an assessment of the feasible options.

The strategy management options recommended must:
• Reduce the risk to life
• Defend residential and commercial property
• Protect existing infrastructure
• Protect, and if possible enhance, the well-being of the population
• Protect, and if possible enhance, biodiversity, cultural heritage and landscape

The Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme was an opportunity for CPE, on behalf of North Norfolk District Council, to work with the Bacton Terminal Operators to protect nationally important infrastructure and to provide benefit to local communities. To find out more about the new sandscaping solution, please click here.

Bacton To Walcott Sandscaping Scheme video link: https://vimeo.com/360624557

Join us at out virtual consultation from 28th April 2022. To find out more see our Consultations page.

Corton and Gunton Options Appraisal Report click here
Appendix A - Coastal Processes Report click here
Appendix B - Cliff Instability Assessment click here
Appendix C - Coastal Management Options click here
Appendix D - Coastal Change Assessment click here
Appendix E - Environmental Considerations click here
Appendix F - Funding click here

In 2015 we completed Phase 1 of the Cromer Coastal Management Scheme. That work involved repairs to the seawalls, groynes, and some storm damage repairs. 

We are now in the process of designing and delivering Phase 2 of the Cromer Coastal Management Scheme. To find out more about this work, please click here.

The Gorleston to Lowestoft Coastal Strategy was completed in 2017. The overall aim of the project was to set out measures to manage the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to people and the developed environment, whilst recognising possible impacts on the natural environment, potential long term affordability and sustainability. Critically, it has been developed in partnership with the local communities, businesses and organisations to reflect a local community and business-driven Strategy, which will provide continued protection of community and business assets and support economic growth along the strategy length.

See the final Strategy Document here.

We would like to thank all those that provided a response to the public consultation. The consultation period was from 10th May to 18th June 2021. 

Lowestoft Flood Protection is a range of schemes seeking to reduce the risk of flooding from tidal surges, such as in 2013. The programme also seeks to reduce flooding from rivers and surface water rainfall. Over 160 homes and businesses in Lowestoft were affected by the 2013 surge, and road and rail networks were significantly disrupted.

For more information visit the website here.

The Mundesley frontage forms part of the ‘Kelling to Lowestoft Ness Shoreline Management Plan’ (SMP6). The SMP policy for Mundesley involves ‘Holding the Line’ (HTL) until 2055 before moving to a policy of No Active Intervention. Following the adoption of SMP, a study was commissioned by North Norfolk District Council, working in partnership with the Environment Agency.

This was the Cromer to Winterton Ness Coastal Management Study, which was completed in 2013. The purpose of that study was to provide recommendations for coastal management works. The study found that coastal defence schemes could be technically and economically justified for Mundesley.

We are now in the process of designing and delivering the Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme. To find out more about this work, please click here.

Mott MacDonald Options Appraisal Report March 2023 click here

May 2024 Monthly Monitoring Report
April 2024 Monthly Monitoring Report
March 2024 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
February 2024 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
January 2024 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
December 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
November 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
October 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
September 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
August 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
July 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here
June 2023 Monthly Monitoring Report click here

For previous reports, please email coastalmanagement@eastsuffolk.gov.uk


Join us at out virtual engagement and drop-in events from 2nd December 2022. To find out more see our Consultations page.

Southwold Initial Assessment Report click here
Appendix B - Options Appraisal click here
Appendix C - Economic Technical Appendix click here
Appendix D - Environmental Checklist click here

In 2010 a major erosion event occurred that damaged a defence and prompted construction of a new 'soft' defence that was part-funded by community contributions. During 2013 three severe weather events exposed and damaged the new defence and raised doubts as to its ability to provide the standard of protection sought by the community. We regularly monitor this frontage, please see our latest inspection reports here:
May 2024 Monitoring Report
26th April 2024 Monitoring Report
12th April 2024 Monitoring Report
December 2022 Inspection report click here
October 2022 Inspection report click here
September 2022 Inspection report click here
August 2022 Inspection report click here
July 2022 Inspection report click here
June 2022 Inspection report click here
May 2022 Inspection report click here
February 2022 Inspection report click here
January 2022 Inspection report click here

In 2014 we employed consultant Mott MacDonald to undertake Coastal Process and Works Options studies to inform decisions on future management. Those reports are:
Phase 1 Report click here
Phase 2 Report click here

Following a public consultation in 2019, the preferred option of a medium, low level rock revetment with end transitions was chosen. You can view the consultation documents here:
Thorpeness Public Consultation Summary click here
Technical report click here
Information booklet click here
Mott MacDonald Phase 1 report click here
Mott MacDonald Phase 2 report click here

East Suffolk Council
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
North Norfolk District Council

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