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Guide Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

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19. Rock armouring can be seen to be effective on East Beach, so why are groynes being proposed which will require maintenance of the beach?

Similarly groyne bays can been seen to be working well on Sidmouth Town Beach, retaining a healthy beach here. There are numerous other successful examples  elsewhere around the coast.

As part of the next stage for any option, we’ll need to make sure both ourselves and the EA have confidence that the solution will be effective in order to get approval from their project review board.