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Margaret of course it's made a difference there's now a metre of concrete and steel between the sea and the line it's made the wall and line RESILIENT.

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
5 May 2020

Well looking at the storm this morning I can tell you it has not made a jot of difference so far. Perhaps the finished article may do so but I won't hold my breath in anticipation.

https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/planning/local-plans-and-policy/local-plan-review-2020-2040/live-consultation/

Just to add to the above i dont think it was never said that the new wall would stop waves overtopping but it would make the line more resilient.

TEIGNBRIDGE is among the councils across Devon that have warned the £33 million extra from Government still isn’t close enough to plug their funding gaps with ‘a huge black hole of debt emerging and we are plunging headfirst into it. Read more... ...

But the queastion is what would it be like without it, the old wall was in very poor condition and with climate change and rising sea levels it needed to be strengthened.

Margaret Swift
Margaret Swift
5 May 2020

Well, the new section of the sea wall is being thoroughly tested this morning and is failing miserably. It's as much use as a chocolate teapot! But then I think we all knew that would be the case!

i wonder what safety features are in place if the_ winch fails?

It has long been rumoured that Adolf Hitler had a mansion with 1,600 acres of land earmarked in the county as a potential British HQ, had he won the war. The luxurious mansion boasted a galleried hall, four reception rooms, 10 bed and dressing rooms, four bathrooms and a spacious ballroom with a ceiling decorated with signs of the zodiac. Brigadier Sir Ralph Rayner brought home Hitler's ...

Allan, 55, finished the £15,000 project during lockdown — 18 years after he started. A winch at the top of the 109ft track hauls a wagon carrying him and wife Rachel, 50, from the road to their three-bed bungalow in seven minutes. He dug out 150 tons of soil by hand and built retaining walls in Dawlish, Devon. Read more... ...

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