8. Why has the Beach Management Plan taken longer than expected?
The BMP was originally due to be completed in September 2015, however there were delays in obtaining critical data on previous projects and works at Sidmouth, as well as requests from the BMP
steering group to take into account additional anecdotal evidence, to provide more detail on the options appraisal and to work with community groups to consider what level of partnership funding is realistic. The BMP was adopted by East Devon in April 2017.