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Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme

Coast Protection Act 1949 - Notice of Proposed Coast Protection Work

North Norfolk District Council, acting in their capacity as coast protection authority, hereby give notice under section 5(1) of the above Act that they propose to carry out coast protection work at Mundesley.

The work will consist of refurbishment of existing defences including the importation of rock armour to protect groynes, revetments and water infrastructure.

The estimated cost of the work is £3.4M.

View the details of the work proposed Outline Business Case as well as copies of the relevant Shoreline Management Plan. Hard copies can also be inspected at North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN from Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Wednesday from 10am to 5pm and Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Any person may no later than 16th August 2018 serve a notice of objection to the proposal on the Secretary of State and on the Council.

Any such notice must contain a statement of the grounds of objection and must be delivered to or sent by post, fax or e-mail to the Secretary of State and to the Chief Executive of the Council. Notices to be posted may be addressed to the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Flood Management, Ergon House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JRS and to the Chief Executive at

The Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme seeks to:

  • Deliver the Shoreline Management Plan policy for Mundesley over the next 50 years.
  • Stop cliff erosion where possible and continue to slow the rate of losses elsewhere.
  • Manage and maintain the beach.

Earlier in the year, a shortlist of possible coastal management approaches and options was presented to the village. This information booklet is available to download here Options for the Future.

As expected, it is clear that a single type of defence will not work across the whole frontage. There is already a mix of defence types at Mundesley and this will continue to be the case in the future.

The proposed Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme is detailed in the Proposal and was presented to the public on 4 October 2017 at a public drop-in session at Coronation Hall. A Summary Report from this event is available to view.

Following this event, any comments will be considered and reported to the Scheme Local Liaison Group. If there is sufficient support and the funding is identified, an Outline Business Case will be finalised and submitted to the Environment Agency in order to seek approval for government funds.

If this is successful, we can progress to complete the detailed designs, seek the necessary consents and permissions and begin to select a contractor to complete the works.