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If your property is at risk of coastal erosion and you would like to discuss your options further, please contact coastalmanagement@north-norfolk.gov.uk

For dwellings, community facilities and businesses that will be affected by erosion of the coastline in the next twenty years NNDC have planning policies for relocation and replacement.

To find out if a property is at risk from coastal erosion please view the Shoreline Management Plans.

Opportunities for properties vulnerable to coastal erosion

Many properties will be unaffected by coastal erosion in the foreseeable future, but for those that are the Council’s current planning policies may offer some assistance.

Properties which are at risk of erosion within 20 years, (50 years for business properties), are covered by planning policy EN12 in the Council’s 2008 Core Strategy.

This policy provides that planning permission should be granted for a replacement dwelling for a property affected by erosion provided that certain conditions are met.

Any planning application still has to go through the normal procedures but if you are the owner of a property which may be in the affected zone, or you are contemplating purchasing such a property then policy EN12 may have an impact on the value of the property.

The following documents may be of use:

Coastal Rollback Land Register

NNDC is developing a land register to assist in the 'rollback' of coastal properties at risk from coastal erosion.

Further information and details of how to access the register are available on our register land for coastal rollback register page.

Securing planning ‘roll back’ opportunities for residential properties at imminent risk from coastal erosion

If you own a residential property that is at risk from coastal erosion the ‘roll-back’ opportunity potentially enables you to recover some value from your property before it is lost to the sea.

Please contact the Coastal Management team for more information.

Financial assistance for the demolition of properties at risk from coastal erosion

North Norfolk District Council can access a grant to assist in meeting the costs associated with demolishing residential properties at risk from coastal erosion.

These funds (of up to £6,000) can be made available to property owners to help with such things as: obtaining the relevant consents, demolition works, the removal of waste materials and any landscaping or remedial works.

Eligibility for the grant is dependent on certain criteria so please contact the Coastal Management team if you would like to find out more.

Pathfinder project

Pathfinder was an initiative set up by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) which provided a fund to enable Local Authorities to explore new ways of responding to the challenges faced by coastal communities.

For further information about the Pathfinder project visit the North Norfolk Pathfinder website.