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Environment Agency Plan For Tendring Coastline By 2105 – May 2013

Page 144 of Essex and South Suffolk SMP, shows Environment Agency’s plan for Tendring coastline by 2105, about half of it will have gone. A curious plan for a body charged with maintaining sea defences. Different colours are drawn on … Continue reading

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Groynes Repaired At Frinton, Beach Recharge Colwyn Bay, Holland Nothing

Yesterday, 20 April 2013, I noticed the groyne at the northern end of the whalings in Frinton had been repaired, presumably by Tendring District Council. You can clearly see the sand is level by the groyne. But in this picture … Continue reading

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Money Tendring District Council Has Spent On Sea Wall Surverys Since 2002

Tendring District Council have spent £347,155.38 on surveys into state of sea wall at Holland since 2002 according to TDC’s reponse to a FOI request. Around £35000/year doesn’t seem that much compared to the £27million which is being touted as … Continue reading

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Holland Beach Feb 2013 TDC Answers To Trevor Brights Questions

Tendring District Council replies to questions  Trevor Bright asked on behalf of Holland Residents Association regarding the proposed sea defense works. You can download TDC reply which runs to 6 pages, or view images I have posted below. Quick Thoughts … Continue reading

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Holland Beach Jan 2013 Trevor Brights Questions Prompted By Latest TDC Report

Ten months after the last report TDC publish a 15 page appendix from latest report on the state of Holland Beach.  This has prompted the following questions from Trevor Bright a former engineering project manager. You can download a pdf … Continue reading

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Is Sea About To Flood The Naze?

Tendring District Council have just announced their plan to renovate the sea front at Holland and Clacton, good thing.  But they seem perfectly willing to let the sea wall at the north of the Naze be washed away. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Aerial Photo Of Clacton And Holland Beach Shows Effect Of Lack Of Groynes

January 2013, Tendring District Council have announced their plan to restore beach at Clacton and Holland.  The photo accompanying the press release clearly shows effect on the beach of the lack of groynes. South of the pier there is a … Continue reading

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Environment Agency Slides Show Sea Walls Don’t Work

Bill Parker who works in Coastal Management for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils has been using the slides shown below, produced by Environment Agency, when giving talks to show sea walls don’t work. Guess what? Bill and EA are … Continue reading

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Holland-on-Sea and Tendring Beaches – A Project Engineers View

Trevor Bright has also been concerned about the state of the beach.  He sent me an email last week which I have reproduced below.  Trevor’s experience seems especially relevant – in his own words: “Whilst I was working for BP … Continue reading

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Holland-on-Sea and Tendring Beaches 19 October 2012

Here Holland-on-Sea and Tendring Beaches September 2012 I posted about what had been happening over the summer since July when Mike Badger wrote to beach hut owners at Holland Haven to say steps were going to be removed as the … Continue reading

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