East Mersea Sea Wall Collapsed – Oct 2016

Part of sea wall at East Mersea has collapsed. Over next 100 years EA plans to either abandon about half of sea defenses or knock them down.

Despite alarming warnings

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people are still walking along the wall.

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Behind the wall, looking east, everything looks ok.

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But not so good in front of the wall

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Does any of this look familiar? It should do as we’ve seen much the same in Tendring

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Holland on sea

 

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East Mersea

 

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Seawick

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The Naze

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The Environment Agency is responsible for sea defenses.  SMP2 is EA’s policy document till 2105.

Here is the colour key for the different policies indicated on maps below.

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SMP2 present to 2025

 

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SMP2 2055 to 2105

 

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So EA, the body responsible for sea defenses, plans to either to abandon or actively knock down about half of Mersea Island’s sea defenses over the next 100 years!

Meanwhile the net result is Essex Highways attempt to ban pedestrians from the wall

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