Good news on coast protection

Trimingham will be one of the villages that will benefit from £8 million of new government funding for coastal protection projects announced recently.

Coastal Partnership East (CPE), the organisation delivering a coast protection strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk, submitted the bid to the government department DEFRA and won a share of a £150 million nationwide pot.

There has been substantial erosion of the cliffs at Trimingham and it is one of communities included in the CPE project. I met with local MP Duncan Baker, District Councillor Angie Fitch-Tillett, members of the Parish Council and council officers recently to talk about the challenges presented by erosion at Trimingham. At a recent Coastal Forum meeting I asked the CPE representative if planning for the future of the coast road would be included in the project and they confirmed it would.

I asked Angie for a comment about the successful bid and she told me this:

“ I am so pleased that our (CPE) IRF bid for £8M from DEFRA has been successful. This is to take Coastal Mangement throughout Norfolk and Suffolk into the future and Trimingham is one of the three pilot studies! I will be working closely with the professional coastal experts and the local community, to find solutions to our very dynamic coast.  We will be with residents right through this project.”

You can read more about the funding programme here: Innovative projects to protect against flooding selected – GOV.UK (