The million pound flats have a lot of very wet luxury cars sitting in the salt water. I moved from the low area when i was just 400 yards from the docks as the sea was already running along the roads to the town back in the 60s. Not normally getting into the houses then though. The flood prevention just completed, will fail as the tide will go around to the area they did not build the wall. Just moved the point that the sea comes in,a bit further along.
The brand new watersport centre is now finished. The gardens were laid out with new soil awaiting planting. That soil is now mostly covered by 6 inches of salty sand. That area will become a new sand dune now that walls have been put up. The sand will just pile up against it.
Exmouth planners have no idea. I have photos of this area dating back to 1800s showing the various disasters and tidal movements. When they surveyed the new wall, the man they sent was from 200 miles away. he was trying to establish what was behind the Smeaton wall. I have pictures of the construction of the wall showing the backing to be pebbles and cement. I have 15,000 photos of old Exmouth but they never ask. I did show one from 1950 to prove a footpath existed and the new flats had to have the path running through the block as a result.
Funny when these were built and i cooked some fish on the beach in front of the balconies. They moaned and i explained it is traditional for the Exmouth born people to cook on the beach here. I get a bit devilish with these Grockles.
I lost my boat mooring because of those flats. They told me if i wanted to keep it, i would have to have a full survey of my buried anchor and depths etc. Not easy as my anchor was a BMC Morris Minor engine.