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Author Topic: Consultation on Phase 2 of the South Devon Seawall resilience work  (Read 4444 times)
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« on: June 10, 2019, 07:34:51 am »

Admin Note:  This topic details plans for the second phase of the work along the South Devon Seawall.  It covers the area west of Dawlish through the tunnels to Teignmouth.

Work on the first phase has started - details are here.




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https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/network-rail-reveal-plans-see-2944861

Film footage is currently being shown on the BBC1 breakfast local news

Edit to add to calendar - Grahame
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 07:46:24 am »

Can't do a cut copy and paste.

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https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/network-rail-reveal-plans-see-2944861

Film footage is currently being shown on the BBC1 breakfast local news

Thanks - yes - dates are in an image. First one today, running to 29th June.  I'll see if I can find a magic wand ...

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 09:50:30 am »

A little bit more on this here
https://www.railpro.co.uk/news/network-rail-unveils-proposals-to-protect-vital-south-west-rail-line-bordered-by-steep-cliffs-and-the-sea.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 10:26:47 am »

This isn't the Dawlish Wall is it? That's a mile to the north, and is already being built. This is Holcombe to Teignmouth, and is mainly about cliffs.
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 10:32:14 am »

This isn't the Dawlish Wall is it? That's a mile to the north, and is already being built. This is Holcombe to Teignmouth, and is mainly about cliffs.

There is a request in to the admin team to clarify the threads ... which I have passed on to the member of the team who knows the area best.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 11:26:20 am »

I have now clarified the subject of this thread - and the embryo one looking at the work already starting in Phase 1.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 11:22:08 am »

I think perhaps both the latest threads should be in the “London to the west” sub-forum, given the strategic importance of the route, and the existing discussions about Dawlish at least being in there as well.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 02:44:39 pm »

Now we get phase 2 of the consultation on the work at Holcombe Beach. I can't find the link that led to pictures (a video, I think) that came with the June consultation - but the threads on this are still in some disarray, and those on the work at Dawlish (not really Phase 1 of this work) are worse.

There are loads of new "show and ask" sessions around the area from Monday 20th, and quite a long video interview with Dean Shaw from Network Rail on DevonLive. He explains that the new design (really the first design, as in June they just had an outline) has the railway closer to the cliff, and is presented in much more detail. Note that the DevonLive piece includes a video fly-through - I'm prretty sure it's the original one, which might be useful background, but as they don't say it's just misleading!

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A second round of consultation over Network Rail’s plan to realign the railway track between Holcombe and Teignmouth and move it further out to sea will begin later this month.

The six-week consultation will include further details of the proposed realignment of railway, stabilising measures and new public amenities.

The stretch of railway between Parsons Tunnel, near Holcombe, and Teignmouth is at potential risk from rising sea levels and landslips from steep, unstable cliffs.

Initial proposals to protect the 1.8km of railway between Parsons Tunnel and Teignmouth were unveiled in June 2019 and include moving the railway away from the sections of cliff that pose the greatest hazard and out towards the sea.

The design would require some land reclamation to allow a buttress – a sloping rock structure to stabilise the cliffs and protect the railway – to be built, and to protect the realigned railway from the sea, a rock revetment or enhanced sea wall will also be required to absorb the energy of the waves and allow for the railway to be relocated away from the cliffs.

The proposals also include enhanced leisure access, cycling and walking routes and new amenity areas so that users of Holcombe beach continue to enjoy the space and views of the Devon coastline. A footpath on the sea wall next to the railway line would be maintained, but a new footway/cycle path would be created on the inside of the line between it and the cliffs.

A spokesman for Network Rail said that this round of consultation will include a much great detail that the first round and there will be exact measurements of how much beach will be affected and what the

They added: “The latest refined set of proposals will explain revised design, environmental research and construction and will be illustrated by a 10-metre long scale model of the site. This follows a lot of

Mike Gallop, route director for Network Rail, added:   “We are grateful to everyone that took the time to provide their views in our first round of consultation, and I would encourage anyone who has an opinion on our proposals to provide us with feedback as these may lead to further refinements before we apply for consent to undertake the work.
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“During the first phase of public consultation we were able to meet many hundreds of local residents to get their thoughts on our plans to enhance the resilience of this nationally important stretch of railway line that connects the South West to the rest of the country. I’m certain that this second round will be equally as beneficial, and I look forward to hearing the feedback on our revised plans.”

NR's list of consultation events:     
Dawlish WarrenLangstone Cliff Hotel, Mount Pleasant Road, Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NAMonday 20 January4pm to 8pm
TeignmouthTeignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth, TQ14 9NYTuesday 21 January4pm to 8pm
Newton Abbot    The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AFWednesday 22 January12pm to 4pm
HolcombeHolcombe (Village Hall) Holcombe, Dawlish, EX7 0JTThursday 23 January12pm to 4pm
TorquayGrand Hotel, Seafront, Torquay, TQ2 6NFriday 24 January12pm to 4pm
HolcombeHolcombe (Village Hall) Holcombe, Dawlish, EX7 0JTMonday 3 February4pm to 8pm
ExeterMercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SPTuesday 4 February4pm to 8pm
Newton AbbotThe Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 3AFWednesday 5 February4pm to 8pm
TeignmouthTeignmouth Golf Club, Haldon Moor, Teignmouth, TQ14 9NYThursday 6 February12pm to 4pm
Dawlish Council Chamber, Dawlish Town Council Office, The Manor House, Friday 7 February12pm to 4pm
Old Town Street, Dawlish, EX7 9AP

I can't see any of NR's design or consultation material on line yet.
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