The Project: Landfall Section 5 of 6
95% of respondents said they do make use of the coastal area between Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea.
The area between Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea is most popularly used for general recreation, hiking and rambling, with running/exercising, bird watching and dog walking also commonly enjoyed past times in the area. Marine recreation, golf and fishing were further down in terms of usage among the respondents but still very much part of the mix.
There was a wide range of responses to this question bringing up interesting points and issues for consideration. Of key concern was the wildlife reserve on the coast and potential impacts of the temporary construction works on local wildlife and ecology. Other issues that were brought up and that will be part of the project's assessment and considerations included the sea defences, the area's susceptibility to erosion and flooding, and its military history.
As this is a commonly used and proven technique employed in many linear construction projects to avoid sensitive areas and fixed features, most respondents agreed it seemed to be the best approach for cable installation to preserve and protect the landfall area. There were however some questions about its impact on local birds, particularly ground nesting species, as well as on wildlife.