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Author Topic: Dawlish - permanent resilience work - ongoing discussions  (Read 8502 times)
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« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2020, 01:57:56 pm »

Not reported previously I think, but Teignbridge district have now approved the Dawlish phase 2 works, (Coastguards to Collonades and Dawlish station section), the detailed letter on their planning website dates from 01 Sep.

Planning details can be found here, there are a few updated drawings:

Application reference:  20/00933/NPA
Address:  Coastguards Breakwater To Colonnades Breakwater And Dawlish Railway Station, Station Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PJ

The Network Rail webpage has also been updated to reflect approval:

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« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2020, 07:12:49 pm »

From BBC news with photos
A railway line that washed into the sea in 2014 will be protected "for generations to come" by a new wall, Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris said.
The minister officially opened the first section of the new structure in Dawlish, Devon, on Friday.
The wall forms part of an ?80m Network Rail project to safeguard the line which connects Devon and Cornwall with the rest of the rail network.
Repairs to the track, damaged in storms six years ago, cost ?40m.
Mr Heaton-Harris said: "Our investment in this new sea wall will provide a resilient railway for generations to come, delivering for the thousands of passengers that rely upon this vital link every day, and the residents whose homes and businesses must be protected.

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« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2020, 05:46:50 pm »

More delays..

It is not that difficult to engineer a gentle slope into the sea in front of the wall to ensure a sandy beach is still present. Sadly few people in the general public have much understanding of soft sediment coastal engineering!
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« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2020, 10:48:19 am »

More delays..

It is not that difficult to engineer a gentle slope into the sea in front of the wall to ensure a sandy beach is still present. Sadly few people in the general public have much understanding of soft sediment coastal engineering!

The engineers got it wrong at Dawlish Warren and doesn't inspire confidence.

The only way to secure the railway is to remove any physical connection with the cliff face.

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Picasso knocked this up for me. Retains the beach except for the piers. If the cliff face is cut back there would be more beach for the rocks to fall on.

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« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2020, 10:11:01 am »

Sorry, Picasso?  Your dog is called that!  Grin Grin

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