Coastal erosion in the spotlight as DEFRA seeks views on new approaches

DEFRA is seeking evidence on how it should develop its approach to managing the risks from flooding and coastal erosion, looking particularly at funding local flood protection initiatives and adapting to coastal change.

The call for evidence points in particular to coastal areas “where it is not sustainable or affordable to build and maintain defences in the long term”, and where “authorities need to plan for a proactive transition”. 

It adds: “We wish to understand more about the challenges local authorities face in assessing the sustainability and affordability of different approaches, and in making decisions on coastline management.”

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