2013

SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.10 at the New Quay north

taken 11 years ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, England

Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.10 at the New Quay north
Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.10 at the New Quay north
Providing flood protection to this historic pub (established 1661, it says over the door) has been tricky but has been as sensitively handled as possible. Gates 9 and 10 do most of the work while the ground floor wall facing the beach, left, has had a flood-proof wall constructed against it that protects the building's foundations. The windows in it are flood-proof – a similar treatment to the river-facing frontages of Teign View Place south of the Ship Inn. Behind the gate here a little outside sitting space has been enclosed by a low wall with a strong glass panel built into it to give a view of the beach and the quay. Other views: SX9372 : Flood wall and flood gate at the New Quay Inn and 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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Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 6 July, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 7 July, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9392 7273 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6810N 3:29.9105W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9392 7273
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