Case study

  • Client Clacton on Sea Coastal Protection Scheme
  • Location South England
  • Sector Public infrastructure & industry
  • Services
    • Environmental noise & planning
Clacton on Sea Coastal Protection Scheme

Sharps Redmore were instructed to provide the long-term monitoring of construction and demolition noise from this major coastal protection project which provided sea defences and beaches to a 5km stretch of Essex coastline to protect homes, businesses, cliffs and promenades from coastal erosion. As part of this work 22 new beaches, in separate bays, were created by the construction of rock fishtail groynes.

The solar powered monitoring system were sited at local residents, enabled a live feed of levels to be displayed on a website which was accessed by Sharps Redmore consultants, contractors and local authority officers or other specified third parties.

Remote access on the running of the meters, battery health checks and solar panel efficiency was undertaken on line by Sharps Redmore consultants, which reduced the time spent travelling to site to service meters or to change batteries which provided a more efficient service.

The coastal protection works were successfully completed on time with no breaches of the S.61 prior consent limits to the satisfaction of the client and the local authority.