Shocking map shows the UK coastal towns at risk of being wiped out over the next 20 years

Mail Online | 11/19/2019 | Ian Randall For Mailonline
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A shocking map reveals the English coastal towns most likely to collapse into the sea as shores erode over the next 20 years.

Experts found that the east coast is being hardest hit, with the erosion rate the fastest in Yorkshire and the Humber, where 56 per cent of the coastline is at risk.

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Alongside this, around a third of the coast in the south of England is being actively eroded — threatening such areas as Norfolk, Suffolk and East/West Sussex.

The ongoing retreat of the shoreline will cause around 7,000 homes to disappear into the sea by the end of century, experts warn — unless more action is taken.

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Protection is particularly needed in the counties of Norfolk, Tyne and Wear, Suffolk and Yorkshire over the next two decades.

The interactive map — which can be viewed online here — was commissioned by home insurance provider and uses data collected by the UK Environmental Agency's National Coastal Erosion Risk Mapping project.

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This is joined by statistics from the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership.

The erosion figures are based on a scenario in which no active interventions are made to help halt the coastline's retreat — and predicts the state of the UK's vulnerable coastal areas over the next 20, 50 and 100 years.

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Alongside the projected loss of thousands of homes, agency data also suggests that around 520,000 properties are presently in areas that are at risk of coastal flooding.

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