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Date published: 17th July 2020

North Norfolk District Council, alongside its Sandscaping partners Shell UK and Perenco UK and contractors Team Van Oord and designers Royal HaskoningDHV, are delighted to have been shortlisted for two coastal awards for the UK’s first, multi-partner Sandscaping project.  This follows the ‘Bacton Combined Outfall’, which was part of the project, winning the Subsea Pipeline Project Award from the Pipeline Industries Guild.

The project was carried out to protect the Bacton Gas Terminals, which supplies up to one third of the UK gas supply and protect homes and businesses at Bacton and Walcott from erosion and flooding.

The two awards the project is shortlisted for is the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards for Construction, and Flood & Coast Excellence Awards 2020 for International Excellence.

Cllr Angie Fitch-Tillett, NNDC’s Portfolio Holder for Coastal Management, said: “I am extremely proud of the recognition this scheme has achieved. It is a first in the UK and demonstrates that working with partners, great success can be achieved.”

Jaap Flikweert, Flood and Coastal Management Advisor at Royal HaskoningDHV, said: “Sandscaping works with natural processes on a large scale to reduce flooding and erosion and to actively restore the beaches, for people and for wildlife. This flagship project is set to inspire application of sandscaping in other locations across the UK and these great recognitions will certainly support that.”

The scheme has placed approximately 1.8 million metres cubed of sediment (sand) on the beaches at the Bacton Gas Terminals and the villages of Bacton and Walcott. This sediment will provide natural protection to the cliffs and defences and has created a better beach.

Last updated: 28th July 2020