Calling Time on Cliff Erosion
Written by Duncan Martin on September 17, 2015
The planning application to install measures aimed at protecting properties in Surf Crescent and Third Avenue, Eastchurch, from disappearing over the edge of a cliff was approved last week.
The proposals include a biodegradable mesh being laid over the earth with the aim of holding the land together long enough for grass and willow and birch seedlings to take hold.
It is hoped the vegetation will then soak up surface water to prevent further slippage while logs and stakes would be hammered into the bottom of the cliff to break up the waves.
Swale council’s members have pledged £30,000 towards the cost of the project.
Approval from Natural England is still being sought, as the area falls within a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to fossils and species of plant found there.