Stabilising Lyme Regis – a strategic approach

Moore, Roger, Davis, Geoff, Stannard, Matthew and Browning, Nick (2017) Stabilising Lyme Regis – a strategic approach. Published in: Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering. 170 (2) 63-70. Thomas Telford ISSN 0965-089X

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Coastal erosion and landslides have been a constant threat to Lyme Regis in West Dorset, UK for over 250 years. By the 1980s, the frequency and scale of coastal erosion and land instability had reached a point whereby the local council realised that a change from the previous ad hoc repair and protection approach was needed to secure the long-term future of the town. An environmental improvements initiative was developed from then onwards to provide a strategic and integrated programme of coast protection and cliff stabilisation measures designed to mitigate the increasing threat of climate change, coastal erosion and landslides, while respecting the site’s unique heritage and environmental interests. This paper outlines the background and principal phases of the project that have been successfully delivered over the period 1990–2015.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 08:49
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 08:09

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