Sunday 14 February 2016
- THE SLAPTON LINE
- The 'Slapton Line' is the fragile shingle bar that runs between Slapton Ley in South Devon and the sea. A storm in 2001 damaged the road that runs along it and as a result the organisations with responsibility for it set up the Slapton Line Partnership to help manage its future.
- This site was set up with a number of users in mind :
- Local Residents - who want to know about the future of the Slapton Line, or more immediately are concerned about a storm warning, Go to the Community Information page. For some background information about the Slapton Line Partnership, go to the about us page
- Visitors to the Area - may also want to know some of the above information but also what there is to see in the area and some more about the heritage of the area. Go to the Visiting the Area page this includes more information about 'Explore Start Bay'.
- Those interested in Coastal Change - people working in other places with coastal erosion issues, academics, students. Suggested route is to look in the Resources section.
- Also if you can't find what you want, try the search function to the left of this text.
A report looking at all the issues concluded that the best way forward to preserve the natural features of the area and prolong the life of the road (Scott Wilson report) was to plan for moving the most vulnerable sections inland as well as maintaining strategically placed mounds of shingle. In this way the road we believe the road will should be kept operating for at least 25 further years.
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Shingle movements to protect the sea wall at Torcross...
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