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New Map to Show Future of East Yorkshire Coastline

A new map showing what the impact of coastal erosion will be on the East Yorkshire Coast over the next 100 years is expected to be completed this summer.

The map is being created as part of an Environment Agency project.

East Riding Council's Coastal Change manager - Richard Jackson - says it will be a valuable tool in determining where the authority targets it's efforts in dealing with the effects of coastal erosion.

A £15m project looking at how to deal with coastal erosion in East Yorkshire is underway.

The Changing Coasts East Riding project will look at how the area can live with the effects of erosion rather than trying to prevent it.

Richard Jackson says the new government funded project will allow the council to carry out vital work with local communities.

The Council has been working with the Environment Agency on their update of the National Coastal Erosion Risk Mapping 2  project. This project will use the latest climate data and modelling to map future cliff lines, including an allowance for multiple climate change scenarios.

Council officers are currently reviewing and validating the findings for the East Riding coast, ahead of the maps being published in summer 2024.

It is expected that these new maps will show an acceleration of erosion rates in the long-term, resulting in an increased number of residential properties, businesses, static caravans and utilities assets becoming at risk.

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