Teignmouth's tidal flood defences :: Shared Description

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.
by Robin Stott
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SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.12, east leaf, south of the Ship Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Early afternoon on the back beach, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.1, east leaf, Port of Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall going up at No.9 Forester's Terrace by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Outside the Ship Inn, Queen Street, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Rebuilding the storm water holding tank, Gales Hill by Robin Stott
SX9372 : New flood wall gaining acceptance at the Ship Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood protection to houses nearing completion by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall under construction, Gales Hill: 1 by Robin Stott
SX9372 : New Quay Inn flood wall nearing completion by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Fish Quay: posts and kerbs being refurbished by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.11, detail by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Weighbridge, end of Queen Street by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Curved flood wall under construction by Gales Hill by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall and flood gate at the New Quay Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Completed flood wall to a Foresters Terrace property by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Saturday evening drinks outside the Ship Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.1, west leaf, Port of Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Site fencing on the back beach by Robin Stott
SX9372 : New Quay Inn: tables are out on the beach again by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.11 at the New Quay south by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.8 at Gales Hill north by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.7, west leaf, by Quay Road by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Improvements under way at the New Quay by Robin Stott
SX9472 : Contractor's compound, Brunswick Street by Robin Stott

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Created: Mon, 18 Jun 2012, Updated: Mon, 7 Jul 2014

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