HC Deb 07 November 1995 vol 265 cc688-91W
Mrs. Helen Jackson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the projects, their location and cost funded last year and the year before from his budget on coastal protection. [41691]

Mr. Boswell

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is responsible for flood and coastal defence policy in England. The Ministry administers the Coast Protection Act 1949 and provides financial assistance for approved capital works, and studies, undertaken by coast protection authorities to protect land from erosion and encroachment by the sea. A list of the schemes approved for grant aid and supplementary credit approval to enable authorities to borrow to cover the residual costs in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 financial years is as follows:

Coast protection schemes approved in 1993–94
Local authority Scheme Estimated eligible cost (£000)
Restormel B.C. Towan Beach, Newquay 167
Kerrier D.C. Porthleven Phase 8 325
Penwith D.C. Chyandour to Long Rock, Penzance 1,372
Penwith D.C. Strategic Study-Lizard Point to Lands End 85
East Devon D.C. Emergency Works-Sidmouth 545
Poole B.C. Strategic Study-Poole 80
New Forest D.C. Emergency Works-Hurst Spit 125
New Forest D.C. Emergency Works-Calshot Spit 27
New Forest D.C. Barton on Sea Phase 4 170
Medina B.C. Emergency Works-Sea Wall near Cowes Castle 16
Coast protection schemes approved in 1993–94
Local authority Scheme Estimated eligible cost (£000)
Gosport B.C. Preliminary Study-Lee on the Solent 25
Portsmouth C.C. Preliminary Study-Camber Quay 12
Portsmouth C.C. Ten Gun Battery 33
Havant B.C. Sandy Point, Hayling Island 269
Chichester D.C. Strategic Study-Pagham to Langstone 210
Arun D.C. Pagham Beach, Phase 2 489
Adur D.C. Preliminary Study-River Walk, Shoreham 3
Wealdon D.C. Preliminary Study-Birling Gap 6
Eastbourne B.C. Emergency Works-Langney Point and the Redoubt 99
Canterbury C.C. Beach Monitoring Programme-Canterbury Coastline 60
Canterbury C.C. Wave and Tide Measurement-Canterbury Coastline 36
Canterbury C.C. East Cliff, Herne Bay 217
Canterbury C.C. Swalecliffe 119
Canterbury C.C. Hampton Pier Avenue, Herne Bay 623
Canterbury C.C. Preliminary Study-Tankerton Bay 185
Tendring D.C. Clacton on Sea Phase la 4,941
North Norfolk D.C. Sheringham, Stage 1 2,238
Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Aldbrough 3
Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Cowden 4
Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Withernsea 13
Holderness B.C. Preliminary Study-Hornsea 3
Holderness B.C. Emergency Works-Withernsea 1,191
Scarborough B.C. Strategic Study-Scarborough 10
Easington D.C. Strategic Study for the Durham Coast 17
Sunderland B.C. Hendon Sea Wall 697
Berwick upon Tweed B.C. Preliminary Study-Spittal Point 34
Berwich upon Tweed B.C. Preliminary Study-Holy Island Road 4
Allerdale D.C. Preliminary Study-Silloth-Skinburness 13
Allerdale D.C. East Cote Groyne, Silloth 81
Barrow in Furness Earnse Bay, Walney Island 788
Lancaster C.C. Morcambe Phase 4 4,580
Eastleigh B.C. Preliminary Study-Hamble Common 3
Eastleigh B.C. Preliminary Study-Netley Cliff 10
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95.
Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands)
West Somerset D.C. Strategic Study—Hartland Point to Sand Bay 23
North Cornwall D.C. Trevone, Padstow 79
Restormel B.C. Beach Monitoring—Towan Beach, Newquay 9
Kerrier D.C. Breageside. Porthleven Helston 114
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95.
Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands)
Caradon D.C. Emergency Works—Portwrinkle 6
South Hams D.C. Sedgewell Cove, Bigbury-on-Sea 84
East Devon D.C. Sidmouth phase 2 6,664
West Dorset D.C. Preliminary Study for Seaton, Lyme Bay 15
West Dorset D.C. Emergency Works—Ringstead 9
West Dorset D.C. Emergency Works—Charmouth 3
West Dorset D.C. Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth 236
Pool B.C. Emergency Works—Sandbanks Peninsula 37
Bournemouth B.C. Bournemouth 56
South Wight D.C. Eastern Esplanade Phase 1—Ventnor 329
South Wight D.C. Brambles Chine, Colwell Bay 84
South Wight D.C. Preliminary Study—Castle Haven, Niton 22
South Wight D.C. Horseshoe Bay, Bonchurch, Ventnor 160
South Wight D.C. Western Esplanade, Ventnor 379
Medina B.C. Egypt Point—Gurnard Bay 835
Chicester D.C. Park Copse, Selsey 408
Arun D.C. Kingston and Rustington 294
Arun D.C. Eastern Seawall, Bognor Regis 93
Arun D.C. Aldwick Groyne, Renovations phase 2 62
Arun D.C. Strategic Study 141
Arun D.C. Beachy Head—Selsey Bill 145
Adur D.C. Ropetackle River Wall, Shoreham-by-Sea 344
Lewes D.C. Emergency Works—Peacehaven Phase 1 65
Shepway D.C. Strategic Study-South foreland to Beachy Head 80
Shepway D.C. Hythe 2,009
Dover D.C. Deal and Kingsdown 1,687
Thanet D.C. St. Mildred's Bay, Westgate-on-Sea 1,038
Thanet D.C. Pegwell Cove to Western Undercliff 625
Canterbury C.C. Strategic Study—Isle of Grain to Dover Harbour 105
Tendring D.C. Strategic Study—Harwich to Canvey Island 93
Tendring D.C. East Terrace, Walton-on-the-Naze 424
Suffolk Coastal D.C. Strategic Study, Suffolk Coast 67
Great Yarmouth B.C. Emergency Works—Caister Sea Wall 230
Great Yarmouth B.C. Emergency Works—Caister 170
Great Yarmouth B.C. Rock Armour Fish-Tail Groynes at Caister 677
North Norfolk D.C. Overstrand 1,676
Holderness B.C. Withernsea Sea Wall, Refurbishment Phase 1 1,860
Holderness B.C. Emergency Works—Groynes At Withernsea 114
East Yorkshire B.C. Bridlington, Alexandra Promenade 595
Scarborough B.C. Emergency Works—Holbeck Cliff, South Bay 1,881
Berwick-upon-Tweed B.C. Emergency Works—Spittal Promenade 26
Coast Protection Schemes approved in 1994–95.
Local Authority Scheme Estimated Eligible Cost (£thousands)
Copeland B.C. Preliminary Study for Selker Bay to Tarn Bay 10
Lancaster C.C. Preliminary Study for Sunderland Point 5
Blackpool B.C. Emergency Works—Red Bank 24
Isles of Scilly Council Bryher 685
Isles of Scilly Council Preliminary Study for the Isles 20
Isles of Scilly Council Porth Cressa, Hugh Town St. Mary's 966


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