The Waveney Pathfinder project
Waveney Pathfinder news and updates
Important decisions for Pathfinder at Easton Bavents
On Wednesday 27 February and Thursday 7 March the Waveney Pathfinder project Board held successful and positive meetings with a range of stakeholders at the Southwold Town Hall where a number of decisions were made on the principles and proposed steps in the relocation of properties at Easton Bavents threatened by coastal erosion. Amongst these were:
The intention to only include permanent buildings as defined by current Development Management Guidance.
Using as a key date the 1998 introduction of the Shoreline Management Plan 1 (SMP1)-which detailed policy on coastal protection- in determining the level of support given, as purchasers of affected property since that date would have a clearer idea on risks from erosion and the expectation of protection.
Owners of affected property who also own other suitable land in the district would be encouraged to relocate to that land and will be consulted on the incentives to make that a viable option.
Pathfinder will consider, within budget and usual planning constraints, the potential for multiple sites for relocation as well as a single site.
If you would like more information please contact David Savill, Pathfinder project officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01502 523343
Cliff top drainage scheme
Work is continuing in Corton, in spite of the spell of cold weather, on the drainage scheme designed to alleviate the problem of cliff slippage. Local contractors P. J Spillings are working on the system designed to prevent the top layer of the cliff becoming saturated by rain water which becomes trapped by an impermeable clay layer 3-5 metres below the surface.