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How should we manage this section of coast to please everyone?. You will notice that both Barton and Milford have already started to manage their sections of the coast. Some facts: Longshore drift west to east. Cliffs soft clays and sands. Cliffs eroded at 2m per year.

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How should we manage this section of coast to please everyone?

You will notice that both Barton and Milford have already started to manage their sections of the coast.

  • Some facts:
  • Longshore drift west to east.
  • Cliffs soft clays and sands.
  • Cliffs eroded at 2m per year.
  • Both Barton and Milford are tourist centres.
  • Hurst Beach is a spit protecting a salt marsh nature reserve.
  • Between Barton and Milford is a golf course.

Groynes cost £15,000 each.

Sea walls cost £10,000 per metre.

Beach rebuilding costs £5 per cubic metre.

Revetments cost £4,000 per metre.

Rip rap (rock armour) costs £4,000 per metre.

OR should some parts of the coast be allowed to erode naturally?

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Cost of coast management

Groynes cost £15,000 each.

Sea walls cost £10,000 per metre.

Beach rebuilding costs £5 per cubic metre.

Revetments cost £4,000 per metre.

Rip rap (rock armour) costs £4,000 per metre.

OR should some parts of the coast be allowed to erode naturally?

  • Some key facts:
  • Longshore drift west to east.
  • Cliffs soft clays and sands.
  • Cliffs eroded at 2m per year.
  • Both Barton and Milford are tourist centres.
  • Hurst Beach is a spit protecting a salt marsh nature reserve.
  • Between Barton and Milford is a golf course.
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- Barton and Milford are close rivals both trying to attract tourists wishing to visit this area of Hampshire.

- Some houses in Barton are built very close to the cliff edge.

- Both towns have hotels, B&B, caravan sites and other amenities that rely on the tourist industry.

- Many people living in the area earn their living either directly or indirectly from the tourist trade.

- Barton golf course is very busy in summer and may be selected to host the Open Golf championship next year.

- The farmer who owns Taddiford Farm has lost over two hectares of land in the last 20 years.

- Walkers are concerned that the coastal footpath (Solent Way) is no longer safe due to coastal erosion.

- Hordle House is a public school attended by the sons of very important people.

- The salt marsh behind Hurst Beach (a spit) is an important nature reserve looked after by the (RSPB) Royal Society for the Protection of Birds which has 1 million members.