SX9372 : Flood wall for the New Quay Inn

near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Flood wall for the New Quay Inn
Flood wall for the New Quay Inn
In Teignmouth the flood defences are mostly flood-resistant walls, doors and windows hard up against the buildings they protect. It is believed that intensive use of the back beach for moorings precluded the building of a flood wall nearer the water. The effect on the buildings is unfortunate but the character and use of the beach itself is unchanged. A few flower-filled window boxes will make a world of difference.

The flood barrier is seen nearly completed in SX9372 : New Quay Inn flood wall nearing completion.
Teignmouth's tidal flood defences
Following the success of the Shaldon and Ringmore tidal flood defence scheme across the river, the Environment Agency and its contractor Interserve are implementing a site-specific scheme for Teignmouth's back beach (officially the river beach). Here, high tides exacerbated by strong winds can cause flooding to the residential properties and businesses along the beach and the lanes that lead to it.

The scheme was announced in December 2011 LinkExternal link The different conditions compared to Shaldon require flood walls, doors and windows to be constructed at the face of the affected buildings. The appearance is not pretty but the work will protect these properties especially in future if sea levels rise. Another element of the scheme is to re-engineer a storm water holding tank and the deck covering it by Gales Hill, a minor access along the waterfront north of the New Quay Inn. It is believed that measures will also be taken to minimise the risk of pollution reaching the river.

The limited extent of the works, compared to the Shaldon and Ringmore scheme, means that they must all be undertaken simultaneously. Every effort has been made to reduce disruption to businesses, residents and the public.
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Saturday, 18 February, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 18 June, 2012
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City, Town centre  Construction, Development  Estuary, Marine 
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Teignmouth 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7274 [10m precision]
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