19 December 2012
Last updated at 19:08
Coastal erosion is threatening a group of properties in Easton Bavents, just north of Southwold in Suffolk. This photograph was taken in 2002 by aerial photographer Mike Page.
This photograph was taken in 2012 and shows the pace of erosion. Easton Bavents was once England's most easterly point. At the time of the Battle of Sole Bay in 1672, records show the land here was a mile from the sea.
Laura Martin lives in the semi-detached house on the left. The high tides in December 2012 show how the earthen cliff gets battered.
Six of the affected properties are on Easton Lane. Another building is used as an artist's studio, while the other two sites, which had a hut and a caravan on them, are empty.
A warning barrel has been placed at the end of Easton Lane.
Southwold's sea defences stop to the north of the pier. The Environment Agency and local authorities decided that the stretch of coast beyond that, including Easton Bavents, will be left to the mercy of the waves.
Waveney District Council is is proposing the Easton Bavents householders should be given free plots further inland at Reydon. One proposed site is at Rissemere Lane East in the Reydon Smere area, but some local people have opposed the idea.
Ms Martin said she bought her house for £50,000 in 2005, but it is worth nothing now and she could not afford to build a new home on a free plot. The council said negotiations with people in Easton Bavents and Reydon are continuing.