SX9372 : Below-ground flood protection, Teign View Place houses

taken 10 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

Below-ground flood protection, Teign View Place houses
Below-ground flood protection, Teign View Place houses
The Teign View Place properties have a frontage to the back beach and have sometimes suffered tidal flooding. The Environment Agency flood defence scheme protects the foundations of the houses as well as their ground floor front walls, doors and windows. The photo shows the trench excavated to allow construction and the below-ground flood wall.
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Construction, Development  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Teignmouth 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
TQ14 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9393 7264 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6326N 3:29.9005W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9393 7265
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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