Council will continue to monitor eroding shoreline of Northam Burrows

10:44 01 April 2013

Torridge District Council will continue to monitor the shoreline of Northam Burrows after landfill became exposed during stormy weather and high tides last November.

Torridge District Council will continue to monitor the shoreline of Northam Burrows after landfill became exposed during stormy weather and high tides last November.

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A special community and resources committee meeting was held to determine the future of Northam Burrows and Westward Ho! Pebbleridge due to coastal erosion.

TORRIDGE District Council will install monitoring stakes along the shoreline of Northam Burrows following the erosion of a landfill site last year.

Members of the council’s community and resources committee voted unanimously for council officers to undertake six-monthly inspections of the shoreline and after stormy weather.

The committee also voted to bring the exposed landfill site of Northam Burrows to the attention of Devon County Council in order to determine whether they or Torridge should address the problem.

The special meeting was held behind closed doors last Monday, with members of the public excluded.

A report was compiled after the seams of a former landfill site on Northam Burrows became exposed during stormy weather and high tides last November.

Councillors also voted to pursue necessary permissions to develop a new car park at the southern end of the Pebbleridge and to apply for planning permission to develop council-owned land at the Westward Ho! entrance to the burrows as a car park.

Further investigations will also take place, within the council’s existing budget, to investigate the structure of the sea wall at Westward Ho! and ensure the defence remains stable.

Councillors also decided not to recharge the pebbles at the base of the sand dunes where gaps appear, due to the likelihood the pebbles will naturally fill these gaps.

Officers will continue to monitor this section of the Pebbleridge and review the policy in six months.

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