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Views sought on coastal management

Posted by East Suffolk Communications Team on 23 September 2019 | Comments

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Local people are being asked for their views on proposed changes to the Shoreline Management Plan at Slaughden.

East Suffolk Council is considering making a change to the Shoreline Management Plan policy to Sudbourne Beach, which stretches between Martello Tower, Slaughden and the Lantern Marshes.

Here a narrow shingle ridge separating the River Ore from the open sea is at potential risk of breaching, which could substantially impact not only the River Ore, but also the wider Alde and Ore Estuary.

Therefore, a public consultation titled ‘Developing a Resilience Approach at Slaughden’ is being launched by Coastal Partnership East on behalf of East Suffolk Council, to determined how best to manage it going forward.

Cllr David Ritchie, Cabinet Member for Planning and Coastal Management, said:

“This consultation is an important part of the process and ensures that we hear the views of the people who live, work and visit the coast before making any decisions on the proposed policy changes.”

The consultation runs from 1 October – 30 November 2019 with drop-in sessions being held at Aldeburgh Community And Sports Centre, Kings Field, IP15 5HY on Friday 18 October 3 – 7pm and Saturday 19 October 10am – 1pm.

You can also have your say online by filling out a short questionnaire. 

The questionnaire and more information about the consultation will be available online from 1st October 2019.