Friday, June 8, 2012
Exmouth people will get to have their say on the future of the Exe Estuary, as the Environment Agency seeks to prevent future flooding.
The agency is developing an Exe Estuary Strategy to manage flood risks over the next 100 years, taking into account the threat from climate change.
The agency says sea levels are expected to rise by more than 300mm by 2060, which could make flood defences inadequate, and lead to increased erosion at sites such as Dawlish Warren.
The new strategy would be aimed at helping both the estuary itself and local residents, and there will be a formal consultation about the strategy, including an exhibition, early in 2013.
The Environment Agency’s Martin Davies said: “We are working with several business partners, including local authorities, but we would also like to hear from anyone who has ideas about this issue or who wants to help shape the strategy.”
For more information about the strategy, call Martin on 01392 316268, or for more information about climate change in the Exe Estuary call Jane Lavic from the Living with a Changing Coast project on 01392 316181.