Mae hwn yn fersiwn HTML o atodiad i'r cais Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 'The cost of Coastal management Strategies along the Sefton Coastline'.


    
                        
 
 
Caolan Wiggins
  
 
Louise Wilson
Tel: 0151 934 2421
Email: xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx.xx
Date: 9 March 2020
  
Our reference: 4005017 
 
  
 
 
 
Dear Caolan Wiggins
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 3 March 2020. 
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Sefton Council. I have detailed below the 
information that is being released to you. 
Question 1 Would it be Possible for me to find out the average yearly spending on maintaining the 
hard and soft coastal defences along the Sefton coastline?
 
Answer: 
We have an annual budget for maintenance works of on average £15,000 for those assets that are the 
responsibility of Sefton Council. Other land managers on the coast will have their own budgets that Sefton 
Council do not have details of.
Question 2 Would it also be possible to find out the cost of the Crosby Beach sea Wall and the Rock 
armour that surrounds the port of Liverpool? 

Answer:
The seawall was built in three phase in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Sefton Council do not have records of the 
costs of this work. The rock armour around the docks was installed by the port and as such Sefton Council 
do not have records.
Question 3 Would it also be possible to find out the rate of coastal recession along the Sefton 
coastline?
 
Answer:
The rate of erosion changes across the coast. The land to the north of Hall road car park, Crosby, is 
eroding at between 1-2m per year. The dunes belt from Altcar to Southport sees an erosion trend from 
approximately Lifeboat road at the southern side of Formby north to the dunes approximately 2-3km south 
of Shore road, Ainsdale. The maximum rate of erosion is to the north of Formby around Fisherman’s path 
at approximately 4m per year. The rate of erosion decreases to the north and south of this point and 
changes to accretion past Alexandra road (to the south of Formby and around shore road and northwards.


Question 4 Would it also be possible to find out the amount of money per year that is invested into 
the beach to provide services like the sea defences and lifeguards? 

Investment in sea walls only occurs when a new sea wall is being constructed either to protect a new area or 
replace an aging/failing defence. Sefton Council are currently developing a scheme for the replacement of 
aging defences at Hall Road, Crosby. This scheme is in development and as such cost estimates are still in 
being calculated.
The annual cost of providing lifeguards on the beach is £160,200
Please quote the reference number 4005017 in any future communications about this request.
 
 
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to.  If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been dealt with then you can request an internal 
review within 40 working days of receiving our response.  This should be directed to the Information 
Management and Governance Lead, 1st Floor, Magdalen House, 30 Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 
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I will now close your request as of this date.
 
 
Yours faithfully
 

Louise Wilson
Information and Technical Officer 

www.sefton.gov.uk