Come along and talk to the experts at East Devon’s drop-in information session Thursday 25 May, 3pm to 6pm, Seaton Town Council Marshlands Centre

East Devon District Council is inviting members of the local community to help shape the future of Seaton’s beach and seafront by asking for feedback that could be fed into the Seaton Beach Management Plan (SBMP), which the council is now progressing.

As part of the process, East Devon is holding a drop-in session on Thursday 25 May, from 3pm to 6pm at Seaton Town Council’s Marshlands Centre, where the public can learn more about the SBMP and provide valuable information on the beach, coast and express any concerns they may have over its future management.

Coastal and flooding experts from CH2M, who have been appointed by the council to prepare the SBMP, will be on hand, together with members of the project team from East Devon, and they will be only too happy to answer any questions and to explain the various stages of the beach management project.

The council would like to emphasise the importance of the role that public opinion has to play in the SBMP and this information session will give people the opportunity to learn more about the project. They will also be able to speak to officers from East Devon and its consultants from CH2M, as well as voicing their opinion. Any feedback given to the council could help improve its understanding of the coast and influence the future of the beach and seafront in Seaton

For those who can’t come along on the day, feedback can be left via the East Devon website.

The objective of the SBMP is to plan the management of the beach over the next five years in the context of the longer terms policies for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management from Axe Harbour to Seaton Hole.

The first stage of the project is to collate the relevant information sources such from coastal monitoring, as well as East Devon District Council and Environment Agency records, as well as information from local people on how the beach and coast has changed.

Mark Williams, Axmouth Harbour Master, said:

The community is a key part of the process, and we’d like as many people as possible to come along to the drop in session in Seaton and give us their feedback. We’d like to meet with the community in Seaton and to understand any concerns they may have, as the information provided could be fed into the plan.