The Long Rock Strategic Coastal Improvements Project is a £3.7m initiative. It aims to improve resillience to flooding and coastal erosion along the frontage of Mount's Bay.
This runs from Mount's Bay between Marazion and Eastern Green.
Quick Look Summary
There are three distinct aspects to the project:
- Coastal protection of the embankment that protects the railway line and properties behind it
- Environmental improvements to Marazion Marsh
- Improved fish and eel passage for streams entering Mount's Bay.
The project has attracted:
- £2.7 million from Defra's Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) and
- £1 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The latter is administered through DCLG (now MHCLG) under Priority Axis 5. This is on promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management.
The project is due to run from July 2017 through to December 2020. Note that the programme listed in the above infographic has been superseded.
|Submission of Outline Application to DCLG||December 2015|
|Submission of Detailed Application to DCLG||June 2016|
|Receipt of conditional approval from DCLG||September 2016|
|Submission of Outline Business Case to Defra||September 2016|
|Receipt of approval from Defra||June 2017|
|Review of costs and programme to ensure project deliverability||June 2017|
|Initiation of Planning Performance Agreements||June 2017|
|Resubmission to DCLG with revised programme||July 2017|
|Pre-emptive project start date||July 2017|
|Appointment of project controls||August 2017|
|Receipt of approval from DCLG||November 2017|
|Detailed design contract let||January 2018|
|Commence surveys and ground investigations||January 2018|
|Environmental surveys and all necessary permits obtained||January 2018 - January 2019|
|Fish and eel pass detailed design completed||November 2018|
|Sea defence works detailed design completed||September 2018|
Public exhibition on proposed works
|Sea defence works planning application submitted||September 2018|
|Marazion Marsh planning application submitted||November 2018|
|Marazion Marsh detailed design completed||March 2019|
|Sea defence works construction started||March 2019|
|Sea defence works completed||July 2019|
|Fish and eel pass works started||August 2019|
|Fish and eel pass works completed||October 2019|
|Marazion Marsh works started||October 2019|
|Marazion Marsh works completed||April 2020|
|Project evaluation||November 2020|
|Project completion||December 2020|
- Cornwall Council
- The Environment Agency
- Cornwall Development Company
- Natural England
- The RSPB
- Network Rail
- Client - Cornwall Council Environment Service
- Project Commissioners - Cornwall Council Capital Projects Team
- Project Managers - Ward Williams Associates
- Contractor - Cormac Solutions Limited
For project specific matters, please contact the project team directly:
For general queries regarding the management of flood and coastal erosion risk, please contact the Flood Risk Management Team.
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