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Coastal Erosion and Defence in White Cliffs Country

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Coastal Erosion and Defence in White Cliffs Country Introduction The shoreline is a dynamic system where stability is maintained despite the continued movement of waves, tides, wind and sediment.The present configuration of the shoreline is now controlled by the various coastal defences', which mankind has put in place over the last 100 - 200 years. These have stopped or slowed the transport of sediments and reduced the ability of the shoreline to respond to Natural forcing factors. Who is responsible for the coastline? In the United Kingdom, the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) ...read more.

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Strategic planning A key component in managing the coast has been the development Of Shoreline Management Plans (SMP) which set out a strategy for coastal management of a section of the coastline. Each SMP covers an area of coastline known as a sub-cell within a littoral sediment cell, of which there are eleven on the England and Wales Coastline. A sediment cell is defined as a length of coastline, which Is relatively self-contained and where interruption to such movement Should not have a significant effect on adjacent sediment cells. ...read more.

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The final report establishes the management policy for the coast defences by dividing it into separate Management Units and making specific recommendations for each unit based on four alternative options; Do Nothing, Hold the Line, Advance the Line or Retreat the Line. Dover District Council is responsible as an operating authority for a 20 kilometre section of coastline in East Kent which extends from Sandown Castle, north of Deal to Kingsdown and includes St. Margaret's Bay. The remaining sections of coastline within the District are the direct responsibility of private landowners such as Railtrack, National Trust and Sandwich Bay Estates. http://www.dover.gov.uk/coast/constructing-coast-defences.htm ...read more.

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