There are no existing defence schemes, options, plans or funds in place and yet significant real issues exist, including:

  • East Lane point is experiencing significant erosion to north and south of its rock protection requiring several sets of emergency works to the north;

  • the sea wall at Shingle Street was breached in December 2013 and required emergency work;

  • Bawdsey Cliffs have lost their coastal path, the beach has disappeared and erosion is occurring to their base, ¬†additionally the pilings around the northern mouth of the Deben are close to the end of their effective life and will need renewal.