SX9372 : Flood wall under construction near the Ship Inn

near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Flood wall under construction near the Ship Inn
Flood wall under construction near the Ship Inn
The waterfront space at the end of Queen Street, backed by the Ship Inn, the Crab Shack restaurant and a private house, are being better protected from tidal flooding by this wall and floodgates. The wall is built up from the base of a trench, to protect foundations, and clad with local stone. The flood defences in Teignmouth are site-specific and of high quality.
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, 5 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 21 September, 2012
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Teignmouth 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9392 7268 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7270
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