Case Study - Holderness Coast


The Holderness Coast is retreating

  • Cliffs are made from clay; erosion is causing them to collapse
  • Material is moving South by Longshore Drift
  • 1.8m of land lost to the Sea each year
  • Over 11km is managed using Hard Engineering Strategies
  • They protect: towns such as Hornsea and Mappleton; important infrastructure such as B1242 road linking businesses; gas terminal at Easington supplies 25% of UK's gas

Parts of the Holderness are protected by Rock Armour and Groynes

  • In 1991, 450m


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