The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk: Update on the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan

NEWS RELEASE - Update on the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk is developing a Coastal Management Plan for Hunstanton, through the Wash East Coast Management Strategy-Stakeholder Forum, and the report and online survey associated with it are now available. 
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 
The borough council has appointed AECOM to act as consultants on the project, and they have prepared a report on the condition of the cliffs and promenade; the work done so far to protect them; and the options for work that could be done in the future. 
The report can be viewed on the dedicated web page west-norfolk.gov.uk/hunstantoncoastalmanagementplan. It outlines a long list of options that need to be reduced to a short list for the next stage of the plan 
Cllr Ian Devereux, borough council cabinet member for Environment, said: “We’ve made the report and the online survey about the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan available now, and I’d like to invite everyone to share their views on the long list of options by completing this short survey. Or you can come along to our drop-in event and ask any questions you might have, and chat to us in person. Once we've reduced the options to a short list, they'll be published and we'll be asking for your feedback again". 
The consultation event will be a drop-in session at Hunstanton Town Hall on Tuesday 27 February from 2-5pm, where staff from the borough council and AECOM will be in attendance to answer questions.