Bawdsey Coastal Partnership
A community partnership working for coastal defences
The Bawdsey Coastal Partnership has come together with the clear objective of “facilitating the renewal and management of the sea defences on the 5 miles of the Suffolk coast from Shingle Street to the mouth of the Deben”.
Currently, the three most vulnerable areas along this stretch of coast at Bawdsey Manor, East Lane and Shingle Street are defended and repaired by the Environment Agency and Suffolk Coastal District Council under emergency works on an ‘as and when required’ basis . The Environment Agency is working with the Bawdsey Coastal Partnership towards a more proactive approach and a long-term solution.
Bawdsey Coastal Partnership is welcoming all ideas for raising funds: big, small, innovative and conservative, as the cost of these defence options is not expected to be fully funded by the Government Agencies. They will then consult with the Community to balance the costs and benefits of alternative defence options to best sustain this special area of our coast.
Understanding the problem and identifying possible future measures
In 2015 the Environment Agency commissioned Mott MacDonald to produce the following studies:
1. Coastal Processes Study: East Lane, Bawdsey Final Report (Sept 2015)
This large report has been split into two parts:
2. Bawdsey Coastal Defence High Level Options Appraisal (October 2015)