Line needs to be inland 'Dawlish Parkway' ..it is not rocket science the sea will always win.
Is there another way to protect Dawlish and the railway line. Is building the sea wall higher, the only way to afford protection? Councillors appear not to have a clue or are just clueless. How about something to help them, like errecting short sections of scaffold along the sea wall, (Marine Parade. and Sealawn Terrace) temporary of course but at the same height as the intended height of the ...
@leatash Very true. If the sea wall wasn't strengthened, it would be washed away followed shortly by Marine Parade.
Do we want to protect the railway and Dawlish or not, sea levels are rising storms are getting worse i for one welcome it. Will it affect tourism i wouldn't think so for one moment but if the line was closed for months that might.
I wonder if there is a case for the residents to sue the council for loss of income if the wall's impact does affect tourism? I am sure many would chip in to take on Teignbridge if it does turn out to be an ugly disaster. Just a thought.
Dawlish sea wall plans to protect railway for the next 100 years approved despite fears it could 'destroy town’s charm' Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dawlish-sea-wall-plans-protect-2766781
Teignbridge Planning Committee approved the application this morning. The Lib Dems led by Martin Wrigley tried to defer it but lost 6-10. What's really strange, that when approval 'as set out' was moved after deferral was lost, the whole committee voted unanimously in favour (16-0) which included all the lib dems ?!
They should show no mercy on those scumbags. They ruin so many other peoples lives.
Officers from the Serious and Organised Crime team, the Force Support Group and local Neighbourhood team forced entry to a number of properties in Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot and Chudleigh and seized a quantity of class A and B drugs, together with cash, weapons, motor vehicles and jewellery. Read more... ...
The £30m Dawlish sea wall recommended for approval despite fears 'it will destroy town's charm' Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/30m-dawlish-sea-wall-recommended-2736716