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Environment Agency 19 Apr 2013

Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Major Development Sites in Weston-super-Mare WSM12

  • Comment ID: 1020673//19
  • Status: Accepted
Policy WSM12-Birnbeck Pier and environs Birnbeck island/pier is located some distance away from the mainland and is not located within Weston Bay so it is more vulnerable from a combined risk of high tides/surges and large waves being sourced within the Severn Estuary. WSM has experienced extensive tidal flooding in the past, most notably in1981 when a significant tidal storm overtopped and damaged large sections of the tidal defences. Joint tide and wave flood risk is a significant constraint