Dozens of home-owners will lose properties on the fastest eroding coastline in northwest Europe

Mail Online | 1/22/2020 | James Wood For Mailonline
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A village could lose 24 homes due to the 'devastating' effect of erosion on the fastest disappearing coastline in north west Europe - where 10 yards of land has plunged into the sea in less than a year.

Monitoring of the soft clay cliffs on the 80km Holderness Coast, east Yorkshire has found that the coastline is eroding at a rate of between 0.5m and 4m each year.

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A report found that the erosion, which is likely to increase in future due to climate change, will put 24 homes in Skipsea at risk by 2025.

Members of East Riding of Yorkshire Council are now calling on the Government to provide funding for affected residents - who face paying thousands of pounds to demolish their own homes and relocate.

Report - Erosion - Change - Homes - Skipsea

The report predicts that this erosion, which is likely to increase in future due to climate change, will put 24 homes in Skipsea at risk by 2025.

But it says that a 'single erosion event' could put a large number of properties at imminent risk within the next year and more than 200 residential properties will be lost within the next 100 years.

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Jimmy Mac, 28, who lives with his partner Megan Shaw in a chalet home in the village has been told his rented home needs to be demolished as soon as possible after the cliff at the bottom of the garden eroded past the nine-metre mark deemed safe by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The couple said the cliff edge is now 8.2 metres away from the back of their property. They fear they will find it hard to find alternative rented accommodation because they own four dogs.

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Looking out over the crumbling cliffs and the calm North Sea, Mr Mac said: 'It's not just that, though. Look what we're losing. It's beautiful, isn't it?...
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