2013

SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.7, east leaf, by Quay Road

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

Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.7, east leaf, by Quay Road
Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.7, east leaf, by Quay Road
A length of the back beach between the Fish Quay and the Eastern Quay of the Port has an access off Quay Road. It's well-used for repairing and launching boats. Tidal flood defence Gate 7 is an asymmetric double gate. this eastern leaf is tucked away behind the waste water pumping station (which appears to be protected by a new flood wall – the thicker concrete-capped wall at the same height as the flood gate).
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 Estuary, Marine Place: Teignmouth Postcode District: TQ14 other tags: Back Beach Flood Gate 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
Wednesday, 9 July, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9388 7281 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.7237N 3:29.9457W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9388 7281
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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