Category Archives: SMP

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Naze Cliffs Fall Into Sea Even Though It’s Known How To Stop It

The Naze cliffs are crumbling into sea.  This is EA and so UK government policy. A few yards to south the cliffs have been stopped from falling into sea. Here are cliffs near Naze Tower, the people on cliffs probably … Continue reading

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Work Starts On New Sea Defences At Holland Haven

Or at least removing old groynes        

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Thanks to Godfrey Bartlett EssexWalks.com

Godfrey sent me this email Hi, Just a note to say I find your analysis of temperature and sea level records fascinating. As much as I love nature reserves for leisure purposes, I’m getting an increasing sense that the big … Continue reading

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Dawlish Sea Wall Network Rail Build Breakwater In A Week – Feb 2014

Dawlish sea wall supporting railway line washed away 4 February 2014.  By 12 February a breakwater had been built.  Why wasn’t this done before? The Problem The Solution The Questions If Network Rail could come up with a solution, even … Continue reading

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John Redwood Writes About EA Again – 10 Feb 2014

John Redwood has another post about EA on his blog today.  I left a comment which wasn’t approved so I’ll post it here. The post is titled Independent Bodies Can Cause Worse Problems Than Elected Ministers.  The post starts of … Continue reading

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Flooding Is EU And UK Government Policy – Feb 2014

Environment Agency has been much criticised over floods in southwest recently but they are simply implementing EU and UK government policy. This publication from John Gummer’s (aka Lord Deben) Climate Change Committee www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ASC-2013-Chap5_singles_2.pdf makes it explicit this is government policy, … Continue reading

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Information Tribunal ICO EA and me – 3 Feb 2014

Appeal to Information Tribunal – continuing the story told in Environment Agency And Me – Jan 2014 and Environment Agency Information Comissioner and Me – Jan 2014 Contacting Information Tribunal The Information Tribunal is more properly First Tier Tribunal General … Continue reading

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Tidal Surge Breaches Sea Wall Levington – Feb 2014

Mark Johnson of EA,  in a witness statement to Information Tribunal, talks about sea wall damage at Shotley but amazingly fails to mention an actual breach across river at Levington Worst damage on west side of River Orwell near Hill … Continue reading

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Somerset EA Spend £31million Flooding Farmland For Bird Sanctuary – Jan 2014

EA says it can not afford £4million to dredge Somerset Rivers but has spent £31million in Somerset knocking down sea walls (managed realignment) to flood farmland in order to create intertidal habitat for birds. 29 January 2014 Daily Mail has … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Information Comissioner and Me – Jan 2014

Environment Agency and Me – Jan 2014 tells the story of my involvement with EA up to 5 October 2012 when David Jordan declined to answer 7 FOI requests. Here’s a brief recap FOI Requests The response I got from … Continue reading

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