9. What stage is the project at?
Since the BMP was adopted by East Devon District Council in April 2017, the council has been working with consultants (Royal Haskoning DSV) to develop the preferred option involving design, modelling, testing and looking at costs.
The modelling work has identified a need to raise the splash wall at the rear of the promenade to catch and return wave overtopping in high tide and storm conditions.
The preferred option contained in the BMP is considered to be the best technical, economic and environmental option to achieve the objectives of the scheme.
The project is currently at the Outline Business Case stage, which collates the history of coastal protection in Sidmouth, scheme details, costs, benefits and forms a bid submission for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Grant in Aid (FCERMGiA)