As an illustration of the damage done by storms locally, the Council cites Storm Emma from 2018. The Climate Emergency predictions state that this will happen more frequently.
Plans for the Wall
The presentation then jumps to the actual plans and location for the wall.
The positioning of the walls is currently being determined. The following images illustrate the current proposals given certain desirable outcomes.
1. The wall would run behind the (recently refurbished) shelters ensuring that (three sides) have the same sea views that they currently have. The (currently) green-facing sides, however, would have close-up views of the wall.
2. Where there are two rows of beach huts (back-to-back), the wall would run between them; thus ensuring no change to the views both from, and of, the huts. The image also illustrates the need for gates in the wall to allow both pedestrian and vehicular access.
3. At the Redcliffe Hotel end of the Paignton wall an innovative gate solution will be required.