Coordinator's Comments

  • I note from recent press and media reports the various comments made by Lord Smith when visiting Suffolk. The problem is, just as the Minister did when he came to North Norfolk in July, he has said nothing that changes the situation one iota. As far...
  • As can be seen from the recent newspaper report in the Eastern Daily Press the Government (in the form of their quangos Environment Agency and Natural England) have changed their stance on DIY coast protection / defences. This change has come...
  • It has been a considerable time since I last made comment since then little has changed on the Policy front although I am aware that much is going on behind the scenes I have done much work on ensuring the key players are very much aware of the...
  • It is extremely regrettable and highly possible that global warming, sea level rise and climate change will have little work to do in terms of wrecking our coast as we know it and the lives of all who live and work in the coastal zone as we...
  • Since this internet facility was launched in 2002 we have watched it grow and mature into both a national and international point of reference. Alongside this the problems experienced by Happisburgh are now being experienced at more and more...
  • Comments on the press article Erosion victory is good news : This report brings us news of what could be a landmark decision for many coastal inhabitants and communities. Personally I feel it absolutely vindicates and underlines the comments and...
  • My comments this time concern the statement released by DEFRA on the 13th December 07: Government blueprint to deliver better protection for people on the coast "A blueprint to help deliver improved protection for people and property nationally,...
  • Well, here we are another year begins full of hope and expectation. Hope because we simply have to hope that DEFRA, the Environment Agency, Natural England and perhaps most importantly the Treasury begin to understand the reality of coast...
  • Much has happened in recent weeks, not least the weather which conspired to create a huge tidal surge in the North Sea over the 8th and 9th of November. A surge tide which took us perilously close to another 1953 disaster along the eastern flank...
  • Comments on the press article funds bid on way - There is no "new Shoreline Management Plan" (SMP2) other than the Kelling to Lowestoft Ness SMP2 published late 2004 and launched early 2005. Acceptance of that SMP2 by North Norfolk District...