Policy paper

Dawlish Warren and Exmouth beach management

How the Environment Agency and Teignbridge District Council are managing coastal erosion at Dawlish Warren and Exmouth.

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Beach management works are not currently required at Exmouth. Therefore, the scheme will focus on the works at Dawlish Warren and will now be referred to as the Dawlish Warren Beach Management Scheme.

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This document explains the plans to replace sand that has been lost through erosion at Dawlish Warren. This will improve the area for the environment and those who visit the Warren. It will also help to reduce tidal flood risk to nearly 3,000 properties and the main railway into the south-west.

Published 1 November 2013
Last updated 1 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Update on the work proposed at Dawlish Warren.

  2. Links added to Living in a changing coast project

  3. Community engagement section updated as public exhibitions have been held.

  4. Dates announced of public exhibitions in Dawlish and Exmouth.

  5. First published.