The Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk is developing a Coastal Management Plan for Hunstanton, through the Wash East Coast Management Strategy-Stakeholder Forum, and we want you to have your say.
A Coastal Management Plan (CMP) is a plan for managing a beach at a local level for the purposes of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, and the borough council, along with stakeholder groups and local residents, will be preparing one between now and June 2018.
Hunstanton needs a CMP to help the borough council to decide the best way to:
• maintain the protection provided by the promenade (and its associated defences)
• reduce the rate of erosion of the Hunstanton cliffs
Cllr Ian Devereux, borough council cabinet member for Environment, said: “We’d like to hear the views of people living in the area throughout the creation of this Coastal Management Plan for Hunstanton, and you can find ways to have your say on the dedicated page on the borough council website. This first stage of the plan involves reducing a longlist of options for dealing with the risk to Hunstanton’s coastline to a shortlist, and we want your feedback on this. You can email us any time, complete the online survey we'll be launching soon, or come along to our two public consultation events."
The borough council is funding £20,000 of the budget needed for the CMP, and the remaining £60,000 will come from Government funding known as the Regional Flood & Coastal Committee (RFCC) Local Levy.
Details of the plan can be found on our Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan page, along with a timeline of the project.
The consultation events will be drop-in sessions at Hunstanton Town Hall on Tuesday 27 February and Monday 9 April from 2-5pm.