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Guide Sidmouth Beach Management Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

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31. Why haven’t rock armouring options of shorter lengths, and offset from the cliffs been considered?

Six different configurations of rock armour were included in the long list appraisal, including variations on length, offset from the cliffs and in combination with cliff top drainage/netting. The steering group was in agreement that none of the rock revetment options should proceed to the next stage for both technical and environmental reasons.