Information on coastal, shoreline and sea defences management and the policies that we follow
Shoreline management plans
Our Shoreline policy is a large-scale assessment of the risks associated with coastal processes. It helps reduce these risks to people and the developed historic and natural environments.
The two plans covering our coastline are:
The Wash East Coastal Management Strategy (WECMS) is for the Wash east coast. It was prepared with the Environment Agency to help continue with the wash shoreline management plans policies.
The strategy splits the coastline into three distinct areas:
- unit A - Hunstanton Cliffs
- unit B - Hunstanton Town
- unit C - South Hunstanton to Wolferton Creek
Each unit has its own assessment summary. You can view the summary details in the WECMS briefing document at the bottom of this page.
We have a stakeholders forum to help with the development of the Wash East Coastal Management Strategy. Various groups make up this forum. A full list is available in our Stakeholders Forum document. This can be found at the bottom of this page.
The forum meets regularly. You can view the agenda's for the recent meetings. These can be found in our document downloads below.
Monitoring data for the West Norfolk coastline can be found on the Anglian coastal monitoring website. You can download the Wash Coastal Trends Report 2021 from the Anglian Coastal reports page under the 'Anglia' heading.