I’m very pleased to say that the Seaton Beach Management Plan, which provides for reinforced sea defences between Seaton Hole and the town, now has full funding. I’ve been part of the Stakeholder Group from the start, and it’s great news that our new administration at EDDC, led by Paul Arnott of the East Devon Alliance, has managed to obtain the funds needed to go ahead with the plan. We’re now waiting for a timetable for the works.
My only regret is that the plan, agreed in principle some time ago, is not sufficiently ambitious because it does not include the measures – identified by the consultants – which could have helped slow down erosion from above due to rainwater. The main problem is that the formula for Government funding is too restrictive to allow for a more advanced scheme.