Flood defence plan for Norfolk coast is money down the drain
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We are fighting a losing battle as the dumping or spraying of sand on our beaches is not really going to have any effect on coastal erosion.
I think over the years we have been repeatedly told that any form of revetment was a complete waste of money and hence removal of people and houses from Happisburgh for example, although rocks were subsequently dumped there.
MORE: Plans to protect Mundesley from coastal erosion could cost £1.5mHow much sand can be put on our flat beaches, and how much will stay there?
I know from my personal observation over the years, that after a storm and really high tide, as much as six to eight feet of sand can be ripped off the beaches overnight.
Look only at Hemsby for evidence.
MORE: Norfolk coast is under-threat - don't region's residents care?I can only see dredging companies as the winners in this one.
Mike Barber, Mundesley Road, North Walsham