Coastal Management In Porlock Bay
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Why is non-intervention in geomorphological processes considered the most sustainable coastal systems management option for Porlock Bay?
“A barrier subject to overwashing, landward migration, breaching and tidal lagoon development has been the natural condition within Porlock Bay throughout the past 4,000 years” (Defra/Environment Agency Technical Report 2001)
“It is clear that Porlock shingle ridge presents a classic coastal management problem in which natural forces and processes present both constraints and opportunities for coastal users” (Pethick 1996 p 1)
“The objective of the plan here is to allow this unprotected section of the coast to evolve naturally” (North Devon and Somerset Shoreline Management Plan 2010)
This resource explores the classic case study of Porlock Bay and the Key Question above through 10 Ancillary Questions.
This resource was developed with support from the Porlock Marsh Vision Group