The Norfolk & Suffolk Coast Transition Programme developed by Coastal Partnership East is one of 25 projects across England that has been awarded funding by Defra to develop innovative solutions to flood and coastal resilience in their communities.
The project will receive a share of £150 million, as part of the new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme managed by the Environment Agency.
Norfolk and Suffolk have some of the fastest eroding coasts in Europe, with over 2,500 homes at direct coastal risk and thousands more properties and businesses directly and indirectly affected by loss of property, infrastructure and utilities. The Norfolk & Suffolk Coast Transition Programme will focus on delivering real adaptation and resilience options for our communities. The work will be delivered in close collaboration with communities, alongside a multi-sector and national group of partner organisations with a proven track record of delivering tangible change within their sectors.
Karen Thomas, Head of Coastal Partnership East said: "On behalf of the Coastal Communities in Norfolk and Suffolk we are delighted to have reached the next stage in this important funding programme which will help transform the challenging coastal erosion and flood risk issues we face.
"We are very much looking forward to progressing our business case further involving all our partners and communities that we are working with in this exciting project to help our coast adapt to climate change."