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 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 Gorleston to Lowestoft Coastal Strategy, which relates to the coast between Gorleston in the north and Pakefield in the south, was completed in 2017. Work will be starting soon to carry out the recommendations made in the Strategy. See our Projects page for more information.

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project  hopes to submit planning applications for the first stage of works in September 2018. The planning application demonstrates how the project will reduce the risk of flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall and phase 1 of the tidal flooding works in the form of tidal flood walls. It is hoped that construction will start in early spring 2019.

The Winterton to Great Yarmouth Strategy is in the review stages.

The Bacton to Walcott Coastal Management Scheme is designed to protect the Bacton Gas Terminal and nearby villages of Bacton and Walcott by raising beach levels. For more information see the North Norfolk District Council website.