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Holderness Coast. Holderness is the number one place in Europe for coastal erosion with 7 to 10 metres of land being eroded each year and 29 villages have already been lost. The main factor for this erosion is that the cliffs are made out of clay and are soft rock this allows water and air to get into cracks in the rock and make the cliff unstable. ...read more.


It needed to be protected because it would be very expensive to build the road somewhere else. �2 million was spent on coastal protection by putting granite blocks and groynes in place. However this had disastrous consequences further down the coast because the groynes deprived the beaches of sediment so the beaches became smaller and didn't protect the cliffs from wave action as well as they used to. ...read more.


The erosion is concentrated along the weak points of the cliff forming cave, arches and eventually stacks like the King and Queen rocks and the Adam and Eve pinnacles. Spurn Point: 8km of sand at this spit has been built up over the last 150 years. This spit has been caused by longshore drift carrying materials from north to south. There is a lot of material for the longshore drift to carry because of the fast erosion of the cliffs. Deposition is carried out at the Humber estuary. ...read more.

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