Hemsby and coastal erosion - frequently asked questions
Are there any other organisations which have legal duties in relation to the erosion in Hemsby?
District and unitary authorities in coastal areas are Coastal Protection Authorities. They lead on coastal erosion risk management activities in their area. They are responsible for developing Shoreline Management Plans (SMPs) which provide a long-term, holistic framework for managing the risk of coastal change on their section of the coast. The main Government organisation with responsibility for managing coastal erosion is the Environment Agency.