Thursday, 8 November 2007

The WAG report on dredging the gower.

For the WAG inspectors report click here. For the WAG letter to Llanelli dredging click here. Dredging and Survey areas click here.


Anonymous said...

We have been visiting Southerndown for the last 20 years, the last 10 with our children. Over that period to be honest I hadn't noticed errosion, until that is, our 1st visit of this year on Bank holiday Monday 24th March 2008. The degree of exposed rock on the main beach was significantly greater than last year - not marginal - we noticed it immediately with no prior knowledge of the errosion issue - I found this website having been stirred to investigate by yesterday's visit. If that degree of errosion can happen in less than a year God Help us !!

Are we now stuck in the position of having to prove the dredging is the
cause, rather than the dredging Company 'having to prove they are not ? If money is the be-all and end-all, the Authorities need to realise this could cripple the Tourist Industry along our coast.

David Hunter

Anonymous said...

I agree, Daid. I too was shocked by the damage to Southerndown Beach. Not only is there far more exposed rock than ever before in my lifetime but large areas of sand have started turning into mud. Surely the removal of millions of tons of sand by dredgers and the disappearance of sand from beaches all along the coast cannot be a coincidence.

We all need to make a noise about this,
Tim Rhys