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CLIP 7053

Home-built sea defences land a man in court

Home-built sea defences land a man in court
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Key Info
  • Home-built sea defences land a man in court
  • Duration: 02:03
  • A retired engineer has won the latest stage of his legal battle to protect his home from falling into the sea. Peter Boggis has constructed his own sea defences to protect 14 houses at Easton Bavents on the Suffolk coast. The local council has opposed Boggis' DIY approach to coastal protection, which had to stop when Natural England classed the area as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 5 December 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Coastal Environment: Conflict and Management

  • Keywords: Suffolk, coast, sea, erosion, coastal, defences, protection, hard engineering, management, law
Ideas for use in class
  • Look up Easton Bavents using Google Earth and find the houses referred to in the report. Identify the coastal defences at neighbouring Southwold. Look at the coastline to the north of Easton Bavents to find evidence of rapid erosion. Can students list possible reasons for the council opposing Mr Boggis' coastal protection works?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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