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 : Resurfaced Fish Quay with refurbished railings by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall under construction by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.9 at Gales Hill south by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall for the New Quay Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood defence works, New Quay Inn, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Old river-level gauge finds a temporary use by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Alterations to an access to the harbour by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Canoe lesson by the New Quay, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.10 at the New Quay north by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall under construction near the Ship Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Floodgates and ramp near the Ship Inn by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Temporary access, Fish Quay, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9472 : Contractor's compound, Brunswick Street by Robin Stott
SX9372 : The New Quay has been tidied up  by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood protection works, Teign View Place by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Early evening along the back beach, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth’s Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.7, east leaf, by Quay Road by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall under construction, Gales Hill: 2 by Robin Stott
SX9372 : A drink on the back beach while waiting for the band to strike up, Teignmouth by Robin Stott
SX9372 : No access off the boardwalk by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Flood wall under construction, Gales Hill: 3 by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Tidal flood defences to private properties, back beach by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Surface of the New Quay refurbished by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Below-ground flood protection, Teign View Place houses by Robin Stott
SX9372 : Teignmouth Tidal Defence Scheme, Gate No.11, detail by Robin Stott

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

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