Tag Archives: sea defences

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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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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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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Were Early Saltmarsh Surveys Wrong? – Jan 2014

DEFRA targetted EA with recreating 100 ha/year saltmarsh by flooding farmland following saltmarsh surveys. Were surveys wrong? Around 1973 there was a plan to build an airport on Maplin Sands off south Essex.  The airport was never built but there … Continue reading

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Environment Agency And Me – Jan 2014

I was largely unaware of Environment Agency till 2009, then they tried to knock a hole in sea wall about 1/2 mile from my house. I live in Kirby-le-Soken in Essex near the section of sea wall labelled B4a in … Continue reading

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New Groynes For Clacton and Holland – Will They Work – Jan 2014

Plans for new groynes at Clacton and Holland have been exhibited and are available at TDC website. Will they work?  Here are some reasons to think not. You can see the planning application by going to idox.tendringdc.gov.uk/online-applications/ and entering 13/01195/FUL … Continue reading

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Essex And South Suffolk Shoreline Management Plan 2 – Jan 2014

EA’s SMP2 outlines how EA plan to manage coast till 2105, by destoying sea defences. I will be making several posts about SMP2 so to start with here are the plans. The colour of lines drawn along sea walls have … Continue reading

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