NEWS

11th May 2016

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 11.4.2016:

Coastal Strategy drop-in roadshows New!

Two public drop-in roadshows for the draft Coastal Strategy for the West Wight, are due to be held this month (20 and 24 May).

The roadshows are part of the current three month public consultation on a draft Coastal Strategy for the West Wight shoreline.

The coastline covered in the strategy includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, as well as Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas.

The public consultation opened on 31 March and will run to 30 June 2016 and is an opportunity for people to learn about the proposals that have been put forward to manage future coastal flood and erosion risks to the West Wight shoreline.

Executive member for environment and local engagement, councillor Paul Fuller said:

"We are keen to hear the views of the public about this proposal which forms part of our commitment to ensuring that the Island is a better and safer place.

“I would urge people to come along to the two roadshows to make sure that their views are heard and also to find out more about the proposed coastal strategy and priority schemes for the West Wight shoreline.”

The drop-in roadshows have been arranged to explain the preferred approaches needed to reduce or adapt to future coastal risks and so that the public can ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and used to inform the strategy.

Drop-in roadshow dates:

  • Friday 20 May, 2pm to 7pm, Yarmouth (Community Hall of Yarmouth and District, St James Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 ONU).

  • Tuesday 24 May, 2pm to 7pm, Cowes (New Holmwood Hotel, Queens Road, Egypt Point, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BW)

Find out more and have your say

You can download a copy of the strategy and a summary report from the council's website - https://www.iwight.com/consultations/   and there is also an online questionnaire for you to submit your comments.

Alternatively please email: coast@iow.gov.uk or contact the Council, tel: (01983) 821000.

The closing date for responses to this consultation is 30 June 2016. Unfortunately no responses received after this date can be considered by the council.

Future coastal and flood defence schemes will be developed within the government's ‘partnership funding' system, which combines public and private funding contributions.

In February 2015 public workshops were held which shaped the early development of the strategy. Since then, the work has been developed based on the latest national guidance, and the draft strategy has now been published for a three month period of public consultation in spring 2016.


Cowes waterfront

5th May 2016


West Wight Coastal Strategy -Consultation roadshows, May 2016

–Consultation Roadshow events to be held in Yarmouth and Cowes. New!

Following on from the launch of the public consultation on the ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy', two consultation roadshow dates have been now been announced, to be held in late May 2016. 

These sessions provide an opportunity to come in and view the proposals and talk to the project team, to ask any questions you may have, and to give your comments on the Coastal Strategy and the Priority Schemes.  

Each session will be held from 2pm-7pm -Please feel free to drop in at any time that suits you during this time.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Drop-in roadshow dates:

  • Yarmouth, on Friday 20th May, from 2pm -7pm (at the Community Hall of Yarmouth and District, St James Street, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 ONU).

  • Cowes, on Tuesday 24th May, from 2pm – 7pm (at the New Holmwood Hotel, Queens Road, Egypt Point, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8BW).

The 3-month public consultation period opened on 31st March and is open until 30th June 2016. 

All the information can be found online here, or on www.iwight.com, including the Draft Strategy report and a Summary Booklet to download, and a Questionnaire for your responses. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

3rd May 2016


Information about Flood Insurance New!

Flood Re is the national scheme designed to help provide better access to affordable home insurance for those in high flood-risk areas across the UK. It represents a long-term, sustainable approach to providing home insurance for those at flood risk.

An information leaflet is provided which describes how Flood Re works for customers.

Click here to download the leaflet (pdf)

There is also a video available to watch at: http://www.floodre.co.uk/customer-info .

It is important that people at high flood-risk shop around for the best insurance policy. A list of participating insurers is available on the website www.floodre.co.uk

1st April 2016

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 1.4.2016:

Coastal Strategy consultation begins

The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have launched a three month public consultation on a draft coastal strategy for the West Wight shoreline. The coastline covered in the strategy includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, as well as Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas.

The public consultation opened 31 March and will run to 30 June 2016 and is an opportunity for people to learn about the proposals that have been put forward to manage future coastal flood and erosion risks to the West Wight shoreline.

The West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy recommends the preferred approaches needed to reduce or adapt to future coastal risks. It includes proposals for future priority schemes and examines how they could be funded.

The priority schemes recommended by the strategy include flood risk reduction in Cowes, East Cowes and Yarmouth, with proposed use of temporary flood barriers and property level protection measures. Future schemes will be developed using the new 'partnership funding' approach, which seeks funding from a wide range of sources.

Executive member for public health, public protection and PFI, Councillor Phil Jordan, said: ”We are very interested to know the views of the public about this proposal which forms part of our commitment to ensure that, with risks set to increase in the future, it is important to develop our priorities for future risk reduction for the Isle of Wight's coastal communities.

"It is important that people in the community have their say and are able to ask any questions during the consultation period so I would encourage the public to do so.”

Find out more and have your say

Two ‘drop-in' roadshows will be held: one in Yarmouth, one in Cowes, for the public to attend, view the proposals and ask questions. Each will be held over an afternoon and early evening. The dates will be advertised soon on www.coastalwight.gov.uk

You can download a copy of the Strategy and a Summary Report from the Isle of Wight council website - https://www.iwight.com/consultations/  and there is also an online questionnaire for you to submit your comments.

Alternatively please email: coast@iow.gov.uk or contact the Isle of Wight Council, tel; (01983) 821000.

The closing date for responses to this consultation is 30 June 2016. Unfortunately no responses received after this date can be considered by the council.

Future coastal and flood defence schemes will be developed within the government's ‘partnership funding' system, which combines public and private funding contributions.

In February 2015 public workshops were held which shaped the early development of the strategy. Since then, the work has been developed based on the latest national guidance, and the draft strategy has now been published for a three month period of public consultation in spring 2016.


Gurnard Bay shoreline

 

31st March 2016


West Wight Coastal Strategy published

West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy
–Public Consultation, Spring 2016
New!

The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency, together with consultants AECOM, have developed a Coastal Strategy, which has now been published for a three-month period of public consultation. 

The draft ‘West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy' recommends the preferred approaches needed to reduce or adapt to future coastal flood and erosion risks for an 84km frontage of the Isle of Wight coast from Freshwater Bay to East Cowes. This includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas. The Strategy includes proposals for future priority Schemes, and examines how they could be funded.

In February 2015 public workshops were held, which shaped the early development of the Strategy.  Since then, the work has been developed based on the latest national guidance, and the Draft Strategy has now been published for a three-month period of public consultation in Spring 2016.  

The consultation began on 31st March 2016 and closes on 30th June 2016. 

A series of public exhibitions will be held during the consultation period –Details coming soon.

For full details, to access the reports and an online questionnare for your comments,
please click here.

For a map showing the West Wight Coastal Strategy area, please click here.


Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

9th September 2015

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 9.9.2015:

Totland seawall footpath to be reopened

Works to reinstate public access at a damaged section of Totland Seawall have been completed and it will be officially opened this weekend.

The wall was damaged by a landslip during adverse weather in December 2012, which resulted in access being blocked.

Since then, a £200,000 'make do and mend' scheme was approved and works began in July. This has involved parts of the damaged section being removed, a new sub-base laid and drainage installed.

The work was carried out by local company Graham Attrill Civil Engineering and was completed on time and on budget.

Celebration

A joint opening ceremony will be taking place from 1.45pm on Sunday 13 September involving local residents, music, sea shanties and a walk along the new path. Anyone attending is asked to meet at the Waterfront Restaurant in Totland Bay.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Executive member responsible for public protection and PFI, said: "Given the extent of the damage in December 2012, it is credit to all involved that we have managed to reinstate public access to the section of the seawall that suffered the landslip.

"The residents have been very supportive of the council and the works that have taken place and certainly appreciate the efforts made.

"I look forward to the official opening and joining the residents in the first walk along the new path."

Positive

Helen Wood, who lives in Totland and campaigned for the wall to have pedestrian access reinstated, said: "This walk has been sorely missed by the people of Freshwater and Totland and those who visit here. This campaign has been a great example of the way communities and council can work together to get a positive outcome in these financially challenging times.

"It has been a long wait but regaining access to one of the Island's most beautiful and iconic walks is most sincerely welcomed."

Five year old Emily Dack, also from Totland, handed in a residents' petition to get the damaged seawall section open and she will cut the ribbon to officially re-open the path at the event.


Construction of the path was completed on time.

26th June 2015

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 26.6.2015:

Totland seawall works to begin

Works to reinstate public access past a damaged section of the Totland seawall are due to start over the next fortnight.

The sea wall was severly damaged during a landslip in December 2012.

Last year, members of the council's Executive agreed to spend up to £200,000 on a 'make do and mend' option that will see works undertaken to try to prevent further damage to the wall and install a new pedestrian route which would re-open the link between Totland and Colwell. This will also have an ongoing annual maintenance cost of around £10,000.

The required assent has been given by Natural England and preparatory works will begin next week ahead of full construction works starting. The project is likely to take up to 12 weeks to complete.

Reinstate

Isle of Wight Council Executive member for public protection and PFI, Councillor Phil Jordan, said: "I am pleased works will now begin at Totland seawall.

"Although it is not a full repair, it will reinstate pedestrian access between Totland and Colwell and will minimise further damage. It is the most realistic option given the council's severe financial constraints.

"I am sure local residents and tourists will look forward to walking along the path once the works are completed towards the end of September."

The works are being undertaken by local company, Graham Atrill (Civil Engineering) Ltd.


The seawall was pushed out several metres when the landslip happened in December 2012 (photo Solent coastguard).

28th January 2015

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 28.1.15:

Presentations to highlight new West Wight Coastal Strategy

The public are being invited to two presentations and workshops as part of the development of a new coastal strategy for the West Wight.

The strategy – which is being developed by the council and the Environment Agency - will identify preferred options to reduce future coastal flooding and erosion and consider how these may be funded.

The project area includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, and surrounding areas, as well as Newport Harbour.

Work on the strategy began in late 2014 and is due to be completed in summer 2016.

To find out more about the coastal strategy and to raise or discuss key issues, you can attend either of the presentations:

· Monday 9 February (5.30pm to 7pm) – Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes.
· Tuesday 10 February (2pm to 4pm) – Yarmouth Institute, St James Street, Yarmouth.

There will also be information about the government's new partnership funding system for future coastal defence work.

Executive member for public protection, Councillor Phil Jordan, said: “These events will provide members of the public with a good opportunity to find out more about the coastal strategy and contribute to the discussion. We would encourage anyone interested to attend.”

To book a place, please email: emma.brown@iow.gov.uk or tel: (01983) 823552 (ask for Emma Brown).

The strategy will identify preferred options to reduce future coastal flooding and erosion in the West Wight

22nd January 2015

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 22.1.15:

Barriers replaced at Undercliff Drive

The Isle of Wight Council has this week advised Island Roads to reposition road closure barriers along Undercliff Drive after they were moved without permission.

The replacement barriers will prevent any unauthorised vehicular access along the temporary road which was constructed by residents last year and ensure the safety of residents.

The council has written confirmation from its insurers that the road, in its current condition, is not covered under the terms of its insurance, leaving the council open to significant legal claims should an incident occur.

Island Roads has advised residents known to be living in their properties, of the intention to reposition the barriers.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Executive member for public protection, said: “We understand the frustrations of those living in the affected area, however we have a responsibility for people's safety and must follow the legal and insurance advice that we have been given. We would however reiterate that progress is ongoing with the plans for the new road, as approved by the Executive, and that this is being treated as a priority.”

4th September 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 4.9.14:

Executive to discuss Undercliff Drive

The Council's Executive is to consider allocating up to £500,000 from the Council's capital programme contingency budget for a scheme at the section of Undercliff Drive affected by a landslide earlier this year.

At its meeting on 7 July, the Executive asked officers to investigate three potential schemes:

a) Re-establish pedestrian access only - cost estimate £250,000 to £500,000 (option 1).
b) Establish a new access road to properties along the base of the cliff – cost estimate £200,000 to £500,000 (option 4).
c) Establish a temporary low cost road from the west – cost estimate less than £100,000 (option 5).

Councillor Jonathan Gilbey, Executive member for resources and highways PFI, said: “I welcome this report which recommends allocating up to £500,000 for a solution at Undercliff Drive, enabling us to develop a scheme based on the three options previously identified by the Executive.”

The Executive will meet at County Hall, Newport on Tuesday 9 September at 6pm.

Feasibility studies

In addition, at the meeting on 7 July the Executive asked officers to carry out further investigations in relation to a possible longer term solution, known as option 7, with a report due back to Executive once the necessary feasibility studies had been evaluated.

An initial peer review meeting has taken place involving a range of geological experts including Professor Bruce Denness, current and retired staff of the British Geological Society and several other eminent experts on the geology of the Island.

The meeting was very productive in exploring the opportunity for dealing with the known stability issues along the length of the Undercliff based on a drainage solution. The concept is based on a theory relating to the regional and local geological situation and its potential impact on the drainage pattern – which causes ground instability.

The group has concluded that further work will be required to validate the theory, given that the modelling work and evidence from one borehole drilled in 2011 cannot be transferred from one area to another without confirmation in more detail of the precise local geology.

The peer review also raised other technical matters that would need to be considered, including the ability to abstract water from the relevant ground strata and potential impact of ground settlement that could arise from this.

The group of experts has agreed to work together to develop a programme of work that would be required to validate the theory. The peer review group is recommending that work will need to be undertaken to refine the cost associated with ground investigation and the development and assessment of options.

A report setting out the detailed findings of this review will go before the council's Executive at a later date.

The area of road affected by the landslip remains closed.

27th June 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 27.6.14:

Options for Undercliff Drive to be discussed by Executive

Six options for the future management of Undercliff Drive, St Lawrence are to be discussed by the Isle of Wight Council's Executive when it meets next month (7 July).

A report before the Executive is recommending that the council and Island Roads develop more detailed costings of the various repair options before a preferred scheme is agreed.

The six options have been developed following the compilation of three reports by Island Roads about sections of Undercliff Drive which were affected by ground movement earlier this year. Land movement at two main locations left nine properties landlocked and inaccessible by vehicle.

The land movement followed rainfall levels during the winter of 2013/2014 which were 25 per cent higher than any previous figures for the location.

The options being considered include re-establishing access to the nine properties or possibly reopening Undercliff Drive to through traffic. The options are as follows (provisional estimates in brackets):

  • Option 1 – re-establish pedestrian access only (£250,000 to £500,000).
  • Option 2 – repair and reopen the road with access from one direction only (£1 million to £2.5 million).
  • Option 3 – repair and reopen through road from Ventnor to Niton (£6 million to £20 million).
  • Option 4 – establish a new access road to properties along the base of the cliff (£200,000 to £500,000).
  • Option 5 – establish a temporary low cost road from the west (initially less than £100,000).
  • Option 6 – permanent vehicular closure of the affected part of Undercliff Drive, pedestrian access limited to residents.

Three reports

The three reports submitted by Island Roads were published at the end of May and outlined factors including what actions were taken in the lead up to and following the geological failure; what actions Island Roads proposes to rectify, manage and/or mitigate the geological failure; and a financial estimate of costs of proposals.

Under the Island's highways PFI contract, should a section of the highway fail for geological or geotechnical reasons, Island Roads is required to provide the council with a technical report, known as a failure report.

The report to the 7 July meeting of the Executive follows consideration by council officers of the three failure reports – which were posted on the council's website so residents and affected parties could study the findings of Island Roads and its specialist geotechnical consultants. The reports can be found at: http://www.iwight.com/Residents/Transport-Parking-and-Streets/Highways-PFI

Island Roads is continuing to monitor groundwater levels as well as surface and sub-surface groundwater movement at the location – and the monitoring shows that while ground movement has slowed, it has not stopped.

One of the affected properties has been declared unsafe by the council's building control section, which continues to monitor the remaining properties. Two of the properties are still occupied.

There has also been ground movement identified at several places away from the two major areas of ‘failure'.

The council and Island Roads have held meetings with affected residents to keep them informed of progress with the reports and the options under consideration.

The report to the 7 July meeting of the Executive states: “The initial cost estimates set out by Island Roads in their failure reports indicate that some form of improved access is probably affordable.

It adds: “However, without more detailed information regarding the construction costs it is not possible to determine which of the potential schemes is preferred.

“It is therefore appropriate that officers investigate which of the possible options suggested by Island Roads can be delivered at an affordable cost, whilst considering the wider threats to Undercliff Drive from ongoing instability problems.”

Councillor Jon Gilbey, Executive member for resources and highways PFI, said: “The three reports from Island Roads have been closely studied and it is now being recommended that the six options arising from these reports are fully and properly costed before we propose a preferred way ahead.

“The welfare and concerns of the affected residents remain paramount, and in the mean time we are keeping them fully aware of progress - and are reassuring them that we are doing all we can to reach a decision on the road's future as soon as possible.”

A section of Undercliff Drive affected by ground movement in February 2014.

2nd June 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 2.6.2014:

Members to decide on Totland seawall option

A number of options for the future of the Totland sea wall are due to be considered by members of the Executive on 10 June.

The sea wall was severely damaged during a landslip in December 2012 and since then it has continued to move. A footpath that ran along the top of the sea wall has also been closed as a result of the damage.

A full report into the failure of the sea wall, which included possible repair options and costs has since been completed by consultants Mott MacDonald and was put on public display in February this year.

Four options will now be considered by members. The first would mean effectively leaving the area as it is and not carrying out any remedial works other than to ensure security fencing remains in place to protect the public. However this option is not preferred.

Recommendation

Option two would see works undertaken to try and prevent any further damage to the wall and installing a new pedestrian route which would re-open the link between Totland and Colwell. This option is estimated to cost around £200K with an annual ongoing maintenance cost.

A third option would see a full reconstruction of the wall and footpath, however with no guarantee of attracting a funding contribution towards an estimated cost of over £2 million it is not a preferred option.

The final option would be to ask officers to prepare a more detailed cost for option two as part of the council's overall flood investigation report. This report is due for publication in July and is looking into the impact of flooding across the Island during the adverse weather over winter. This option is the recommended one.

Councillor Phil Jordan is Executive member for public protection and said: "We do appreciate there is a desire to reinstate the section of the Totland seawall that was damaged. However we do also need to be realistic with future options because the council is under severe financial pressures.

"A repair which allows the reinstatement of the footpath would seem a sensible way forward for the immediate future, but we will need to consider all options carefully and decide which option is best at the Executive next week."

The meeting of the Executive begins at 6pm on Tuesday 10 June.


The damage to the seawall was extensive when the landslip occurred.

29th May 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 29.5.2014:

NEW: Undercliff Drive reports published

The Isle of Wight Council is considering three reports from Island Roads about sections of Undercliff Drive affected by ground movement earlier this year.

Under the highways PFI contract, should a section of the highway fail for geological or geotechnical reasons, Island Roads must provide the Isle of Wight Council with a technical report, known as a failure report.

The three failure reports submitted by Island Roads relate to geological failures to sections of road in the Undercliff area between Ventnor and Niton. The reports, which can be found on iwight.com, outline:

  • how the geological failure has impacted on the activities of Island Roads;
  • how the geological failure has affected the highways PFI project network;
  • what actions Island Roads has taken in the lead up to and following the geological failure;
  • what actions Island Roads proposes to rectify, manage and/or mitigate the geological failure; and
  • a financial estimate of costs of proposals.

The Isle of Wight Council will now need to consider the contents of the reports before recommendations about the future of the site can be put before the council's Executive.

'Anxious time for residents'

Councillor Steve Stubbings, deputy leader and local member for Ventnor West, said: “It remains a very anxious time for residents directly affected by the ground movement along the Undercliff and we would like to assure all those affected that we are doing all we can to reach a point where we can make a decision on the road's future as quickly as possible.”

Although the reports outline potential solutions to the failure, they indicate that it will not be possible to carry out a detailed assessment of the potential solutions until it can be confirmed that ground movement in the area has ceased.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Executive member for public protection, said: “We felt it was very important to publish the failure reports online as soon as possible so that residents have access to the same information as the council on this matter. It is likely that the reports will generate questions for residents – who quite rightly want answers on the future of the Undercliff - but it is important that we take the time to consider all of the technical information in detail, and seek further advice if required, before commenting on any of the proposals put forward by Island Roads. The reports raise some complex and detailed issues and we are correctly seeking clarification on those issues without further delay.”

Inspections continue

The council's building control officers are inspecting properties in the affected area weekly to check for new movement and Island Roads continues to undertake detailed monitoring of ground movement and ground water levels. Current data shows that the ground is continuing to move although it has slowed significantly from the rates experienced earlier in the year.

The three failure reports have been posted on the council's website so that residents and affected parties can study the thoughts of Island Roads and its specialist geotechnical consultants. They can be found here:

http://www.iwight.com/Residents/Transport-Parking-and-Streets/Highways-PFI

A report will go to the council's Executive once officers have had time to consider the failure reports. It will be for the Executive to decide which, if any, of the solutions put forward by Island Roads can be implemented.


Undercliff Drive in Febbruary 2014.

12th May 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 12.5.2014:

Residents asked to stay away from East Cowes landslip

The Isle of Wight Council is advising members of the public to observe closure barriers on East Cowes Esplanade following the landslip in the area in late April.

Following a period of wet weather, a large section of land fell onto the road and it has continued to move since then and remains unstable.

The road has since been closed and safety barriers erected to keep people away as the area is dangerous.

Councillor Luisa Hillard, Executive member for the environment and the local member for East Cowes, said: "Following the long periods of adverse weather this winter, many coastal areas remain at risk and it is important all precautions are taken. Residents should make sure they keep well away from this dangerous area until it safe.

"It is a shame that the planned work of the East Cowes Community Partnership to manage the woodland and build a new footpath will need to be put on hold until such time as the area has stabilised."

The council is continuing to monitor the area and will be in a better position to determine a way forward once the ground has stopped moving.


Since the landslip occurred, it has moved even further
and is now blocking the Esplanade road.


6th May 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 6.5.2014:

Ryde Harbour breakwater repairs completed

Ryde Harbour is now back in full use following the completion of repair works to the breakwater which meant that some berths were temporarily unavailable because of the damage.

In February during a long period of adverse weather, part of the breakwater at the harbour was damaged which also meant nine berths were closed for safety reasons. These berths have now been brought back into use.

Isle of Wight firm Imphouse has since carried out the £29,000 repairs while also reinforcing the breakwater with rocks and concrete.

Isle of Wight Council Executive member for tourism and economy Shirley Smart said: "We really do recognise the importance of the harbour to Ryde and were keen to see the repairs undertaken as soon as possible. I am really grateful to everyone that has worked so hard to get the works completed in a good and timely fashion so that the harbour can play a full part in supporting the economy of Ryde.

"It is pleasing that we have been able to commission a local firm to carry out the repairs ahead of the busy summer sailing season, especially considering it was a very specialist repair job".


A number of contrete panels in the breakwater wall have now been repaired.

18th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 18.2.2014:

More assistance for Undercliff residents

As conditions continue to deteriorate at Undercliff Drive, St Lawrence, efforts have been stepped up to help affected residents remove belongings from their homes.

In an operation being co-ordinated by the Isle of Wight Council, further military support has been requested to work with partner agencies in the ongoing situation.

More troops arrived on the Island last night (Monday) to provide assistance with site security and to help residents remove belongings from their homes.

Today the Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Island Roads and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, with support from the army, will be working with residents to remove possessions while access remains.

Brigadier Andrew Hughes, Commander 145 (South) Brigade, who holds responsibility as the Joint Military Commander (South) for military response and assistance in support of civil authorities and agencies in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight highlighted the importance of being able to react quickly in order to support the Isle of Wight.

'Support to the Isle of Wight'

"We have been able to call on military helicopters for some short notice tasks but also have moved manpower, equipment and transport lift by road and ferry to support ongoing tasks and demonstrate our support to the Isle of Wight authorities and emergency services. This has been a real success in operating together in cooperation over the past few days.

"Military personnel have been providing assistance where required, reassurance and help with manpower intensive tasks. Twenty five soldiers, including Royal Engineer specialists, are currently deployed on the Island and we are planning on drawing on the local knowledge and experience of Isle of Wight reservist soldiers from 266 Port Sqn RLC based at Drill Hall Road in Newport to provide this assistance over the weekend. We will continue to monitor the requirement for military support during the expected clear up following this unprecedented period of weather."

The road has deteriorated significantly over the past few days, with access for residents and those helping with the operation limited to narrow sections of road (approximately one metre wide) either side of the affected area.

'Distressing time'

Councillor Steve Stubbings, council deputy leader and local member for Ventnor West, said: "The council's priority remains the safety of residents in the area and helping them to remove possessions from their homes while access remains. This is a distressing time for the residents and the council has been providing, and will continue to provide, whatever support it can.

"With the ground still moving, it is too soon for us to make an assessment on the future of the road at this stage, this will be considered by technical experts when the ground has stabilises in the future."

The site remains extremely dangerous and members of the public are reminded to stay away from the area for their own safety.


17th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 17.2.2014:

Undercliff Drive update

Following concerns today (Monday) over increasing land movement in the area of Undercliff Drive, St Lawrence, Isle of Wight the occupants of three remaining occupied properties in the affected area have been advised to leave their homes.

Council officers accompanied by a fire officer and police officer were this afternoon advising the residents of the deteriorating situation and providing advice and support.

To assist residents, the following measures have been put in place:

- On site advice and help from social care and homelessness officers.
- Emergency service support to assist with relocation, if required.
- Help in moving belongings to a safe location for storage.
- Provision of temporary hotel accommodation, if required.

The council is being supported by Island Roads, Hampshire Constabulary, the Marine Coastguard Agency and members of the armed forces, who remain on the Island to assist with the operation.

Today's advice to residents follows previous advice from the council that residents should leave their homes due to the deterioration of conditions in the area.

In total nine properties are in the affected area along a stretch of Undercliff Drive between Niton and St Lawrence.

Access to the site is extremely difficult and is worsening. Further inspections today led to the latest decision to recommend to residents to leave the remaining occupied properties on the northern side of the road.

Access to the site is restricted to authorised personnel only and the location is security fenced and gated at either end.

Following unauthorised incursions into the site earlier today, a strong reminder has gone out to members of the public and media not to try to gain access to the site – this is due to safety concerns because of movement in the area. A formal road and footpath closure order remains in place.

The Isle of Wight Council is working with technical experts to consider the longer-term issues surrounding the stability of Undercliff Drive.


16th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 16.2.2014:

Help for residents at Undercliff Drive

A major operation is underway to help residents affected by land instability along Undercliff Drive between Niton and St Lawrence.

The Isle of Wight Council is co-ordinating an operation to help residents remove belongings from their homes after they were advised to leave for safety reasons. The operation is being led by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service with support from the military, the Isle of Wight Coastguard Service, Island Roads and local police officers.

Over recent days, significant ground movement has damaged the highway resulting in the loss of vehicular access to nine properties in an area known as ‘Woodlands'.

On Friday (14 February) one home was evacuated after it was found to be unsafe by building control officers and yesterday the Isle of Wight Council requested that remaining residents leave their homes due to concerns about their safety because of lack of access and uncertainty about utility supplies.

Today, a military team which was deployed to the Isle of Wight yesterday to assess the impact of recent storms, is helping residents to remove personal belongings from their properties.

Partnership working

They are working alongside the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Isle of Wight Coastguards, staff from the Isle of Wight Council and Island Roads.

Councillor Ian Stephens, leader of the Isle of Wight Council, said: “We are very grateful for the additional assistance that the military is providing in our operation to assist residents affected by this terrible situation.

"Organisations are working closely together to provide humanitarian assistance to residents at this time of need. It is great to see such willingness and co-ordination from everyone involved.

“The council has been liaising closely with residents since the situation worsened on Wednesday and we will continue to provide whatever support we can.

'Thank everyone involved'

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this relief effort, it just demonstrates how people can pull together in difficult times – something the Island community is very good at.”

The site remains very dangerous and members of the public are advised to stay away from the area.

A formal road and footpath closure is in place between Mirables (west of site) and Old Park Road (east of site). Saturated ground and continued movement make conditions in the area extremely dangerous so members of the public should keep away from the area.


16th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 16.2.2014:

Extra security along Undercliff Drive

Following today's successful operation to assist a number of residents to remove belongings from their homes along a section of Undercliff Drive, the Isle of Wight Council has arranged for round the clock security in the area.

A local security company will be patrolling the area throughout the night. In addition mobile CCTV is being arranged and Hampshire Constabulary is increasing its presence along the Undercliff.

Chief superintendent Dave Thomas of Hampshire Constabulary said: "We have assisted in the safe evacuation of residents of a number of properties in Undercliff Drive. This area is not safe as a result of a landslip caused by the recent weather conditions. I would urge members of the public to stay away from Undercliff Drive.

"We have been working closely with Isle of Wight Council, the military and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to provide reassurance to people living in this road and those nearby. The local safer neighbourhoods team and special constables have been providing a high visibility presence over the past few days, this will continue for as long as necessary.

"Anyone with concerns can contact the local safer neighbourhoods team at Ventnor Police Station on 101."
A formal road and footpath closure remains in place along Undercliff Drive between Mirables and Old Park Road. Saturated ground and continued movement make conditions in the area extremely dangerous so members of the public should keep away.

14th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 14.2.2014:

Undercliff Drive closed following safety concerns

The Isle of Wight Council has this evening (Friday 14 February) for safety reasons taken the decision to close the remaining vehicular access for nine properties in an area known as ‘Woodlands' along Undercliff Drive between Niton and St Lawrence.

Residents living in the area have been advised of the deteriorating condition of Undercliff Drive arising from land movement affected by ongoing adverse weather conditions.

Officers from the council have this afternoon visited all of the affected residents to alert them to the changing situation and give them the opportunity to move their vehicles from the area (to a nearby on-street location) prior to the closure. This has now been completed.

The residents of one property chose to leave their home this afternoon. They were advised to vacate the property following an inspection by building control officers from the Isle of Wight Council.

Continual ground movement

Residents of the other properties have been advised to consider whether they wish to remain in their homes given the closure of the road and lack of vehicle access for them, together with continual ground movement in the area.

Pedestrian access remains available to residents only, subject to safety instructions.

Bill Murphy, head of planning and regulatory services, said: "We have been closely monitoring the situation and liaising with residents since new cracks began to appear in the area earlier this week.

"Unfortunately the situation has developed rapidly and for reasons of safety we have taken the decision to close the road to vehicles.

"We have been liaising closely with residents over the past few days and are continuing to keep them updated of the situation and offer advice and support."

The council is also liaising with utility companies to assess the impact of further ground movement on water and electricity supplies to the properties.

Assistance provided

Measures put in place to assist with the situation have included the following:

  • A 24 hour emergency phone number for affected residents.
  • Building control officer inspections for affected properties.
  • Regular inspections of the site by Island Roads staff, council officers and the coastal management team.
  • Assessments by the fire and rescue service should they – or other emergency services - need to access the area in an emergency.
  • The fire service will assist with the moving of any vulnerable residents.
  • Increased police patrols in the area and mobile and static CCTV.
  • Emergency lighting erected in the area.
  • Fencing erected to prevent public access to the affected area.
Councillor Steve Stubbings, deputy leader of the Isle of Wight Council and local member, said: "This is a desperate situation for the residents involved and my heart goes out to them.

"We appreciate that this is an extremely anxious time for the people living in the affected area and are doing all we can to keep them informed of the rapidly developing situation and provide advice. The council and its partner agencies are continuing to work together to ensure the safety of residents in the area."

Members of the public are advised to stay away from the area.

12th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 12.2.2014:

Caution urged following landslips

Residents are being asked to take extra care when walking along the Island's coastal footpaths and beaches.

The recent stormy weather has led to landslips at Compton Bay, the Undercliff, Tennyson Down and the Bay area. With the Met Office forecasting more rain and strong winds, further land movement is possible.

Members of the public are advised to exercise caution on coastal paths near cliff edges where paths could be slippery or the ground unstable. Also, extra care should be taken near to the sea due to high tides and strong waves.

Peter Marsden, coastal manager at the Isle of Wight Council, said: “With more wet and windy weather on the way there is a risk of further ground movement and strong waves along our coastline. We would like to advise people to take extra care on our coastal paths near cliff edges, particularly if walking with children or pets, and to stay away from the base of cliffs or landslip sites as there is always the risk of further landsliding or rock falls.”


10th February 2014

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 10.2.2014:

Totland landslide public meeting proves popular

Around 300 people attended the Isle of Wight Council's Totland landslide information event on Wednesday 5 February.

The meeting was organised by the council following the publication of a report into the causes of the landslide and possible solutions.

The drop-in event provided people with the chance to speak with the council's coastal engineers and representatives from the specialist consultants Mott MacDonald which wrote the report.

Cabinet member for public protection, Councillor Phil Jordan was at the event and spoke to many residents. “It was good to meet local residents to discuss their concerns and listen to their views on the future of the sea wall. I appreciate that residents would like to see the sea wall reinstated and we will take this into consideration when the Cabinet considers a way forward.

“As I have said before, it will be very costly to repair the sea wall and although we may be able to attract external funding, this is not guaranteed. The council is in very difficult financial times and we must think very carefully about how council resources are used.

“I would like to thank everyone who came along to the event, I hope they found the information we made available useful.”

Members of the Cabinet will consider the findings of the report. In addition, the matter will go before a future Full Council meeting as the petition contained more than 2,500 signatures. This is in line with the Isle of Wight Council's policy on petitions.

The report is available on the Isle of Wight Council's Coastal Management section website http://www.coastalwight.gov.uk/

[Please see the news item below, for a link to the full report and latest information]

30th January 2014

*New* Totland landslide report published

A report into the Totland landslide, which occured in December 2012, has been published. It looks into the causes and also suggests options for the future of the damaged section of the seawall and estimated costs.

A public information event will be held will take place at Freshwater Memorial Hall on Wednesday 5 February 2014 where Isle of Wight Council officers and representatives from specialist consultancy firm Mott MacDonald will be on hand to discuss the report findings between 2pm and 8pm.

Full information can be found in the Press Release below.

To view the latest information, photos and to download the report, please click here.


Press Release
, Isle of Wight Council, 30.1.2014:

Totland Landslide report published

The Isle of Wight Council is to hold an information event for residents on Wednesday 5 February 2014 following the publication of a report into the causes of a major landslide in Totland Bay which took place in December 2012.

Specialist consultants were commissioned by the Isle of Wight Council to investigate the geotechnical factors which led to the landslide.

The report identifies that the failure occurred seven metres below the concrete promenade and was triggered by prolonged rainfall during the latter part of 2012. It damaged the seawall over a length of 120 metres pushing it seaward by up to 20 metres. The report also concludes that similar failures could not be ruled out in the Totland Bay area in the future.

Estimated cost

The consultants were also asked by the Isle of Wight Council to provide cost estimates for suitable repair options, and examine whether any of these solutions would attract financial help from central government given that repair costs would be significant.

Three potential solutions have been put forward in the report:

1. A rock revetment to stabilise the seawall destroyed by the landslide.
2. A rock revetment protecting the entire frontage between Totland Pier and Colwell.
3. A rock revetment at the site of the landslide with a raised splashwall providing improved protection to the base of the coastal slope from waves overtopping the existing seawall.

After examining each option, the consultants recommend option three as it protects the failed section and improves protection along the whole frontage. It may also meet the criteria to attract grant aid, however even if funding could be sourced, the Isle of Wight Council would still need to put in the region of £1.5 million towards an overall cost likely to be above £2 million.

Councillor Phil Jordan, Isle of Wight Cabinet member for public protection, said: “We understand the considerable public interest in Totland sea wall which is why we felt it was important to publish the report and arrange the information event so that residents can understand the complex issues that we as a council must consider. We are pleased with the level of detail within the report and are working with officers to consider the findings before discussing the matter with the Cabinet.

“If a decision is taken to repair the seawall and re-establish public access to the area, the Cabinet will need to consider how the Isle of Wight Council would be able to fund the repair costs in the context of the current severe budget pressures it is facing.

“We are now in receipt of a petition signed by over 4,000 residents and will be looking at the points raised as we consider this section of coastline.”

Public event

The information event will take place at Freshwater Memorial Hall on Wednesday 5 February 2014. Isle of Wight Council officers and representatives from specialist consultancy Mott MacDonald will be on hand to discuss the report findings between 2pm and 8pm.

Members of the Cabinet will consider the findings of the report. In addition, the matter will go before a future Full Council meeting as the petition contained more than 2,500 signatures. This is in line with the Isle of Wight Council's policy on petitions.

The report is available on the Isle of Wight Council's Coastal Management section website http://www.coastalwight.gov.uk/.

 

March 2013

New photo of the Totland landslide and
damage to the Totland Bay sea wall

"Isle of Wight Council Service Updates, 4th March 2013

This photo of the Totland seawall was recently taken by the Coastguard. It shows how far out the wall has been pushed following the landslip late last year.

The damaged section is very dangerous and barriers and diversions remain in place for your safety. Please observe them."

Click here to see the photograph

February 2013

New website for Newport Harbour

Welcome to Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight -please click here for information about using the harbour.

2012

St Helens Duver, sea wall repairs, 2012

The Isle of Wight Council undertook repairs to the seawall at St Helens Duver in 2012. Please click here for full news and for information about the works.

20th July 2012

Press Release, Isle of Wight Council, 20.7.12:

St Helens Duver repair scheme completed

A major scheme to repair an important sea wall has been completed.

The £1.1 million pound project included works to modify the sea wall and replace the promenade deck.

Works needed

The wall had deteriorated over time and required significant improvements. In January 2012, a contract was awarded to local firm Imphouse to carry out repairs which began this April.

The works involved encasing the seawall in reinforced concrete and replacing the promenade deck, over most of the 650 metre frontage.

The works were carried out during the Spring to avoid the main peak summer season, and winter environmental constraints relating to the feeding activities of over-wintering birds.

Half a century

Peter Hayward, Isle of Wight Council head of highways and transport said "The council took the decision to repair the seawall to ensure St Helens Duver was maintained for the next 50 years as it protects homes, businesses and important habitats.
"We have kept residents updated with the project, who have been very supportive of the scheme and understand the need for the maintenance.

"The repairs have been carried out to a very high standard and we are very pleased with the work."

The new-look St Helens Duver will be officially opened at 3.30pm on Monday 30 July.

2011

New Shoreline Management Plan, 2011

A new Shoreline Management Plan was produced and adopted for the Isle of Wight in 2011
-Please click here to go to the SMP website for full details of the plan, including press releases and news.

May 2010

Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) Public Consultation

Recent work on the SMP has outlined the natural processes and coastal defence structures that are affecting the changing shoreline and has identified the flood and erosion risks that the Isle of Wight will face in the future if the defences fail.  This has included describing what is at risk over the next 100 years, including residential and commercial areas, infrastructure, sites of natural or historic importance and features, such as beaches, which might be important for the local tourism economy.  This information has been used to draft objectives which state the important issues that the SMP intends to support and preserve. 

Policies have now been developed as part of the Draft SMP and will be published in summer 2010 for a 3-month period of public consultation (from July to September).  The results of the public consultation will then be used to set the final policies and the Final SMP will be completed and adopted in December 2010.

For more information see the SMP website

May 2010

Military Road

In February 2010, a land slip on the Military Road near Brook Green brought the cliff edge to about 5 metres away from the edge of the road. The coastal path was lost, and the council erected traffic barriers along the side of the road to alert drivers. A further landslide, on the same section, on 23 February 2010, brought the edge of the cliff to virtually the edge of the road. The road was reduced to single file, with traffic light control.

The Isle of Wight Council is in consultation with key stakeholders and land owners to look at options to protect or relocate this section of road.

November 2008
Seasonal Safety Advice

The Isle of Wight Council is issuing its annual warning to walkers about the dangers of tree falls and landslips caused by seasonal wet and windy weather.

The warning is necessary because, as a result of the heavy rainfall, much low-lying land, as well as coastal slopes and cliffs, will become saturated with water. The effect of this is that a number of locations will become increasingly vulnerable to problems of landslip and cliff falls, and that trees may become unstable.

In order to reduce the risks arising from tree failure, ground instability, landslip and cliff failures the following information is provided:

* Please exercise caution when walking along cliff-top paths, on beaches or close to the base of cliffs, or in other exposed coastal locations;

* Regularly inspect slopes and trees within your property for signs of movement or damage. If you think there is a problem seek appropriate professional advice or contact the Isle of Wight Council (telephone: 821000). A list of tree consultants is maintained by the council online at iwight.com/trees

* Avoid excavating into slopes as this may lead to failure of the slope and cause problems for you or your neighbours;

* Do not trench or excavate underneath a tree. If you sever a root, it will weaken the tree. This is particularly important if the tree is on a slope or close to a building. Avoid loading, tipping or building operations that may lead to a failure of a slope or affect property below you. If you are concerned about operations of this kind seek professional advice;

* Make sure your gutters and downpipes are not overflowing or leaking and try to prevent the ponding of water; ensure that ditches and drainage systems on your land are kept clear.

* If a boundary or retaining wall within your property is leaning or cracked and the situation has worsened recently, seek professional advice from a qualified surveyor and carry out repairs. If you need further advice and are worried about a wall not within your property contact the Isle of Wight Council (telephone: 823586 (or out of hours 821105)). The collapse of walls or failure of trees can be very dangerous and you could be held responsible if you are an owner.

* If you require further general advice about ground movements please visit the Isle of Wight Coastal Visitors' Centre, Dudley Road, Ventnor; telephone: (01983) 857220. The Coastal Centre provides a number of displays relating to ground instability issues and instability management. In addition, various publications are available to assist local residents who are concerned about ground movement problems.


June 2008

The closed section of Cliff Path near Lake Cliff Gardens has re-opened after repair works were completed in early May. The timber shuttering supporting the path failed, and part of the path was lost. The council appointed consultant Mott MacDonald to design a repair to reinstate the path on its original alignment. The repair involved stabilising the 11 May, 2016 the timber shuttering. The gap between the cliff face and timber shuttering was then filled with a lightweight granular material, allowing the path to be reinstated.

For more information on the path please contact Acting Coastal Manager, Peter Marsden, tel: 857220 or e-mail peter.marsden@iow.gov.uk


May 2008
Eastern Yar Strategy
Newsletter published May 2008 - Click here to download.

April 2008

Shoreline Management Plan
Island residents and businesses with an interest in the coast will be asked to contribute to a major shoreline plan over the next year.

The Council is preparing an updated Shoreline Management Plan which will review an original document published in 1997.

The Plan will assess the risks associated with coastal processes over the next 100 years and how to reduce their effects in a sustainable way. It will look at erosion and coastal flooding and how to balance environmental, social and financial issues.

Responsibility for management of the Island's coastal defences against erosion and flooding is shared between the Council and the Environment Agency. The updated Plan will be prepared using guidelines set down by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Learning about the Island's Coast
The Isle of Wight Coastal Visitors' Centre at Ventnor is now open for the coming season.

The Centre, at Salisbury Gardens, operates to educate and inspire people about the Island's coastal environment and also showcases the work of the Council's coastal management service.

This summer season, as with previous years, there will be exhibitions about the Island's dynamic coastline and the effects of erosion, as well as about special habitats, geology and items of historic interest.

The Centre also has a technical library (non-lending) open to the public on weekdays and a new public study room.

For schools and groups there are science and geography field courses, as well as rockpool rambles during the May half-term, and family fun days. Last year more than 3,450 pupils visited the Centre.

The Centre is open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free for under 16s and £1 for those aged 16 or over.

For more information on the Centre you can call 01983 855400 or visit www.coastalwight.gov.uk/coastalcentre.

For Education Programmes visit www.coastalwight.gov.uk/education

For Events visit www.coastalwight.gov.uk/events


March 2008

Coastal defence defects
Members of the public are being encouraged to contact the Council if they spot any defects in the Island 's coastal defences.

The Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment at Ventnor is responsible for inspecting and monitoring Council-owned coastal defences.

The Centre also carries out repairs to maximise the life of coastal defence structures owned or maintained by the Council. These structures include seawalls, railings, revetments, groynes, slipways, navigation aids, steps and breakwaters.

If you have any concerns or questions relating to coastal defences you should call the Centre on 857220.

GPS Monitoring in Ventnor
The Council's coastal management section has been conducting Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys in Ventnor to help accurately monitor ground movement over a long timescale.

Fifty permanent ground markers were installed around the town in 2003 and accurately surveyed using differential GPS, which uses satellites to locate a point to an accuracy of about 7mm. Repeat surveys were conducted in 2005 and 2006.

So far the surveys have not detected any significant movement of the ground markers over this short period, but further surveys over the coming years and decades may reveal important information.


February 2008

Special new role for Centre
The Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment at Ventnor is linking with the Channel Coast Observatory at Southampton for a special research project.

The pair have been selected by the coastal group, SCOPAC (Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline), to carry out a review of its research activities. SCOPAC, of which the Isle of Wight Council is a member, works to promote sustainable shoreline management in the coastal zone of central southern England. It also carries out research into coastal issues including climate change, environmental change and coastal defence.

It is hoped the review will assist towards future research into projects including adapting to climate change and coastal defence advice for local Councils.

More information on the work of SCOPAC is available at www.scopac.org.uk .

Rainfall on the Undercliff
Keeping tabs on rainfall patterns on the Undercliff is one of the key roles of the Council's coastal management section.

Regular monitoring via a series of recording stations helps act as an early warning system against ground movement triggered by rain.

Ventnor has a very long record of rainfall data, going back to 1830, and this has been supplemented by two automated weather stations, one at Ventnor Park, and another at Castlehaven.

The historical rainfall record, together with automated monitoring and records of past ground movement events, has allowed the creation of an effective forecasting system.

It means the Council's coastal management section can publish public advice when rainfall patterns approach those seen during times of more active ground movement. This helps focus attention on areas of the Undercliff at a heightened risk of ground movement.

You can get more information on the monitoring by contacting James Houghton at coastal management on 857220.


November 2007

New Undercliff guide published
The Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment at Ventnor has produced a new guide promoting the sustainable management of ground instability in the Undercliff.

The illustrated guide will give practical information for all those with an interest in the Undercliff – which extends for 12km from Blackgang to Bonchurch, and includes the town of Ventnor and the villages of Bonchurch, St Lawrence, Niton and Blackgang.

The guide has been developed following a series of studies and investigations undertaken since 1987, looking at landslide risk and taking account of climate change.

Island represented at international event
Representatives from the Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment at Ventnor attended the Institute of Civil Engineers International Conference on Coastal Management 2007, held in Cardiff at the end of October.

The conference highlighted innovation and best practice in coastal management, with Isle of Wight Council officers Helen Fairbank, Senior Coastal Scientist, and Emma Mathie, Coastal Engineer, presenting a technical paper on managing coastal hazards in a changing climate.

The paper presented the results from the European Response Project (Responding to the risks from climate change), a three-year initiative supported by the European Community, launched in 2006.

The £1 million project was led by the centre for the coastal environment and included partners from the UK, Italy, France and Poland.

 

PRESS RELEASES

June 2007
Coast Conference Brings Cash Dividend
Isle of Wight Hosts International Conference
May 2007
World renowned Scientists gather at Island's International Conference
January 2007
'RESPONSE' (Responding to the risks from climate change) Project
OBE for Isle of Wight Council Coastal Manager
January 2006
Study of Eastern Yar Valley Commences

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