Saving Lyme Regis from landslides

25 February, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:00

Unstable cliffs at Lyme Regis. Discover how ground engineering has been used to secure the long-term future of the town.
Unstable cliffs at Lyme Regis. Discover how ground engineering has been used to secure the long-term future of the town.

About this event

The historic coastal town of Lyme Regis is situated in one of the most unstable geological settings in the UK and has suffered severely from the effects of coastal erosion and landsliding. Over the years, landslide activity and cliff retreat has damaged or destroyed many properties throughout the town together with roads, land and infrastructure.

In the absence of engineering intervention the future for the town was bleak, with existing coast protection structures reaching the end of their useful life and landslide activity increasing in response to climate change and a higher frequency of wet winters over the last two decades.

The talk will describe the cliff instability and erosion problem and how ground engineering has been used to secure the long-term future of the town whist preserving and enhancing the sensitive local environment.

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