2013

SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.9 at Gales Hill south

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

Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.9 at Gales Hill south
Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.9 at Gales Hill south
Gate 9 protects the New Quay Inn and the low-lying area of the town around it. Some enclosure has been formed around an outside drinking space, left, to give some separation from the often busy Fish Quay and car park beyond.
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 Construction, Development Estuary, Marine Place: Teignmouth Postcode District: TQ14 other tags: Floodgate Back Beach Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 6 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 7 July, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7276 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6971N 3:29.9194W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9391 7275
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