2012

SX9372 : Tidal flood defences to private properties, back beach

taken 12 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, England

Tidal flood defences to private properties, back beach
Tidal flood defences to private properties, back beach
Rear garden accesses to properties in Ivy Lane and Marine Terrace have their own flood gates. The new concrete steps and path, continuing behind the seated ladies, helps residents and visitors walk along this bit of the back beach dry-shod at most states of the tide.
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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Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 18 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 24 March, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9393 7259 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6056N 3:29.8996W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9393 7260
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