SX9372 : The New Quay has been tidied up

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

The New Quay has been tidied up
The New Quay has been tidied up
Alongside the tidal flood defence project some effort has been made to refurbish the New Quay (built c.1827). The surface has been repaired, which must have occasioned the tidy-up, making it safer and more usable by traders and visitors. Compare SX9372 : The New Quay, Teignmouth
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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Geographical Context: Coastal City, Town centre Docks, Harbours Postcode District: TQ14 other tags: Quay Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 29 March, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9389 7270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6645N 3:29.9354W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9389 7270
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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