Coastal Partnership East is responsible for repairs and maintenance on in excess of 58km of coast protection defences along the coastline between Holkham in North Norfolk to Landguard Point in Felixstowe. This is an extremely important part of the work we do. We maintain structures such as groynes, revetments, promenades, seawalls, beaches and rock armour. We set out the work required and then appoint and manage the contractors.
As well as repairs and maintenance, the team carry out regular and important inspections so they understand what condition the structures are in and this informs future coastal management plans. We also monitor beach levels, health and safety for the public and the conditions of the cliffs.
Working with the Environment Agency, we are investigating appropriate software to help us to improve the way we manage the assets that we are responsible for and provide a consistent picture right across the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. This software will inform our programme of work and investment.
Measured Term Contract
Each local authority has its current contractor for undertaking specific small scale repair and maintenance works on coastal assets. Following market engagement we have trialled a new methodology for procurement of these contractors ensuring they are flexible, responsive and very cost efficient. This will be extended across the CPE area in the next year.