Why No-One Will Save Covehithe, The Village That Will Soon Crumble Into The Sea

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    Tom Scott

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    On the south-east coast of England sits Covehithe: a little Suffolk village going back at least a thousand years. By the end of the century, it'll likely have fallen into the sea. Here's why no-one's planning to save it.
    Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
    SOURCES:
    Shoreline Management Plans:
    www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/environment/coastal-management/shoreline-management-plans/
    www.suffolksmp2.org.uk/actionplan/docs/2.%20Kessingland%20to%20Covehithe.pdf
    web.archive.org/web/20140221104223/www.suffolksmp2.org.uk/publicdocuments/finalsmp/Section%204_Policy%20Development%20Zones/PDZ2v9.pdf
    Article:
    web.archive.org/web/20160913051551/www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/covehithe_landowner_raises_fears_over_coastal_defence_proposals_1_1111983
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

This was the video idea that the AI suggested, but which I'd already filmed. I realise that it's also, technically, a cliff that refuses to be a cliff. Oh, and I did talk to one Covehithe resident (from several metres away), and they wanted me to make it clear: Covehithe is not a tourist attraction. There are no amenities, not even public toilets, and the roads in are already blocked by cars in summer to the point where it's a safety hazard. If you do stop by, then stop by on a day like the one I filmed: when it's cold, bleak, and foggy!

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Silkwesir
Silkwesir

It feels like 40% of the replies are asking why the comment dates back further than when the video was made public, and another 40% are asking for the video title. What is going on? I would have expected better from Tom's audience...

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Not Yellow
Not Yellow

How is your comment a month ago but the video is three weeks ago

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João Francisco Reis
João Francisco Reis

Didn't W.G. Sebald write about this village on "The Rings of Saturn"?

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GeneralJarrett1997
GeneralJarrett1997

Nice I was able to guess it was the AI video

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Michael Jones
Michael Jones

@Laremy in the uk we have quite a few like social distancing and mask wearing as well as mandatory quarantining so yes there are covid laws

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Repz Gaming
Repz Gaming

1:08 4-5 meters a year is really fast for a geological process

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kitsophrenik
kitsophrenik

i cant see the councils being capable of sorting anything out "into enternity"

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bar10dr bar10dr
bar10dr bar10dr

Why would stopping erosion in one area speed it up in another, that makes no sense

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order9066
order9066

Outlaw waves, problem solved.

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Xwtek
Xwtek

20 years later: Why no-one will save Jakarta, the capital that will so crumble into the sea.

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André Alves
André Alves

This phenomenon seems to be happening too here in João Pessoa, the capitol of Paraíba. A state of Brazil situated in the northeast coast. We are well known as the most oriental point of america's and it's called Ponta dos Seixas. The government is constructing a barrier that could slow the process but we all know mother nature doesn't give a penny for a bunch of rocks.

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random name
random name

Could you do a video about Germany trying to save the islands?

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Avery the Cuban-American
Avery the Cuban-American

You say this place isn't a tourist attraction and yet with this video you probably turned it into one And the government doesn't want to save the place...says a lot about government. The US has its fair share of flooded towns. NY relocated several towns in the Catskills to make way for reservoirs that would provide NYC with water. But even when they're relocated, they're still subject to flooding. Residents have accepted buyouts from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

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Avery the Cuban-American
Avery the Cuban-American

Covehithe: loses to the sea Atlantis and Port Royal: *ONE OF US, ONE OF US!* A church within a church...churchception

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Irvin Herman
Irvin Herman

Covehithe tourism after this video 📈

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B Kailua
B Kailua

Why will no-one save Covehithe? Because no-one can pronounce Cove Hi The.

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Root Beer
Root Beer

plant trees

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Hans Milling
Hans Milling

We have the same in north west Denmark. They remains from the grave yards at Nørre Lyngby just end up on the beach, the local government just removes these after a storm or something that erodes the land.

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JohnToga
JohnToga

The answer is money now go watch the next video and stop wasting your time reading this

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Hiroto MAEKAWA
Hiroto MAEKAWA

I had to learn about Holderness for Geography haha

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(STUDENT)William Giles
(STUDENT)William Giles

no one will nave covehithe

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Monke Man
Monke Man

This says a lot about Government

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Deez Nuts
Deez Nuts

I would love to live there just to say I live on a cliff that refuses to be a cliff

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dankyjoker
dankyjoker

This is natural and should not be meddled with by humans.

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Alistair Rae
Alistair Rae

I've been to that beach before there's a road witch has been cut of and you can find bricks along the coast there's also a bit down the beach with a dire watch

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Alistair Rae
Alistair Rae

I ment to put bird watch but it auto corrected

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Ross Parlette
Ross Parlette

Aha! Now we know what covfefe was supposed to be.

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Emmie Forthedead
Emmie Forthedead

they need to plant alot of trees far enough in, so they can grow and get there roots supporting the ground from eroding

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Retro Game Dev
Retro Game Dev

Damn they built a church in a church? Reminds me of those weird dolls

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Britasha
Britasha

A church within a church. Wow

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Ladward Bay
Ladward Bay

The fact I’ve been there feels really cool

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nivolord
nivolord

Meanwhile in the Netherlands, when one patch of dirt gets claimed: "This means war."

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Mateja Donkov
Mateja Donkov

You can make a wall entertaning

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Hypochrisy 117
Hypochrisy 117

Just how far inland will the sea eventually get?

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michael gusovsky
michael gusovsky

Good video, except the blurb at the beginning about "filmed safely following covid law and guidelines" Let’s stop legitimizing the lunacy of government psychopaths and their dystopian nightmares.

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aeroaa2
aeroaa2

You say this place isnt a tourist attraction and yet with this video you probably turned it into one. "A village that will soon perish due to erosion"

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Michael Earp
Michael Earp

not near a London elitist transport route

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The Father
The Father

That church is a part of history, it's sad to know that it'll be gone...

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Luis Daniel Mesa Velasquez
Luis Daniel Mesa Velasquez

Weird, I just saw a video of TimeTeam trying to get some digging done before the town disappears... and now this.

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Stoone21
Stoone21

1:50 No put it into perspective with covid19 "pandemic".

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Crazy wyvern
Crazy wyvern

Aight bois, let just stop the ocean so they can stay

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Nick Young
Nick Young

This is the place Donald Trump was talking about. Covfefe

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D4rkツ
D4rkツ

what about the holderness coast?

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Andy Hendricks
Andy Hendricks

Figure out the depth from top of the land to the water line back away 100 ft on to private owned land and bury boulders and rock..since its privately owned...then when it washes up to it...it should stop erosion or atleast slow it

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H.R. HufnStuf
H.R. HufnStuf

its weird how 400 years ago they decided to keep the old church, and just build another inside

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TigerChamp 99
TigerChamp 99

2:21 Now it is

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RanMind YT
RanMind YT

Well that’s sad

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Riley Carpenter
Riley Carpenter

Content

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axids
axids

why do I keep missing your videos.... youtube just keeps hiding these videos when they get uploaded.

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Pqrst Zxerty
Pqrst Zxerty

Most of East Anglia could go in 50 years if sea wall breached.

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stnicholas54
stnicholas54

Q - What do you call a guy with a sea-gull on his head ? A - Cliff.

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Fly Casual
Fly Casual

Why not plant trees ? It works where I live and we get cyclones every year and massive floods.

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The Twelfth Red
The Twelfth Red

wrong, you're assuming it will continue to erode.

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Jonel Alexis Caroc
Jonel Alexis Caroc

what a dumb government.

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RockPaper Sniper
RockPaper Sniper

If they just put a really big wall they'd still have a beach

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Emma Strange
Emma Strange

And then divert that water elsewhere and destroy hundreds of homes

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AUSSIEMADMATT
AUSSIEMADMATT

Erosion is a natural process, you can`t hold back the tide with a broom!!!!

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Quail Promulgator
Quail Promulgator

The suffering of the few outweighs the inconvenience of the many.

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Emma Strange
Emma Strange

@Quail Promulgator But if the tide is diverted they would lose their homes

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Quail Promulgator
Quail Promulgator

@Emma Strange Paying taxes is inconvenient; losing your home is suffering.

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Emma Strange
Emma Strange

Why is it just inconvenience for them but suffering for people experiencing the exact same thing?

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Spencer Gorman
Spencer Gorman

God that church is incredible

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Yellow
Yellow

They should livestream it

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Stan .Rarick
Stan .Rarick

The geologic processes of the earth will eventually defeat any 'permanent ' structures we build.

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Helaman Gile
Helaman Gile

What a shame it's probably a better way

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Orochi C
Orochi C

If the council won’t let them build defences on the beach why don’t they build the defences further inland on private property where the beach will be in a few years?

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khondersnipe
khondersnipe

Is this where Broadchurch was filmed?

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SingleBrainCell
SingleBrainCell

"We are just going to take the town from here.... and push it over there" -Patrick Star

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segert vorster
segert vorster

uhm? what. im dutch. and i cannot simply understand why you could not defend both towns? like build defences there. ok now the bigger town is under treat build defences there. is it fixed now? yes hurray. no? build more defences.

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Mr. Hat
Mr. Hat

You'll probably have to put defenses all around the entire coast, then damn off the english channel to permanently solve it. To expensive.

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ind0ctr1n3
ind0ctr1n3

The council simply doesn't know what they're doing. Literally *anything* you could place in support, would at the very least slow down decay. It sounds like the council is only thinking in terms of stopping it completely.

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ind0ctr1n3
ind0ctr1n3

@Orochi C Well I wouldn't put in just a column of cement. What happens when one side erodes away? It falls over. The problem is the soil. If you would want somewhat of a solution like that, I'd fill it with lots of gravel and stones. That way when it erodes to that point, the gravel and stones fall down and form a natural barrier to break the waves before it hits the soil. But again, it would only slow it down. What you'd ideally want, is a complete seperation between the soil and the sea. So I would design a curved cement structure in front of the coast, like a curved L shape, with the gap inbetween the coast and the structure filled with gravel. On the lower part of the L shape you could have cement 'domes' to break the waves even more. It may need to be more of a |- shape to avoid water going underneath. As far as I see it, if you design it with prefabs, it really doesn't have to be THAT costly. And such an operation would completely stop erosion. But I can also imagine a group of volunteers with a digger and minor support doing a lot of work for a fraction of the costs. It all depends on how sturdy and effective you want it to end up.

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Orochi C
Orochi C

If the council won’t let them build defences on the beach why don’t they build the defences further inland on private property where the beach will be in a few years? Just dig a trench and fill it with concrete, wouldn’t even have to make mouldings like they would if they were building it on the beach.

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Mark van der Knoop
Mark van der Knoop

The English goverment is hoping all this sand will end up in the strait of Dover. And block all shipping lanes to Holland finally.

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James Tilsley
James Tilsley

If you live by the sea, you’ll die by the sea.

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bryan smith
bryan smith

We already Have the Thames barrier 2 being carried out quietly so as not to upset the public at their breakfast

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Tha mun lowp ower t'yorksher
Tha mun lowp ower t'yorksher

Advertising a deserted beach in the UK? After lockdowns it will be riddled with rave music and teen vomit

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Scifispaceman
Scifispaceman

My great-great-great grandpa henry was from there

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Havoc Herseim
Havoc Herseim

Enough of the tears. You're talking about picking a fight with the ocean, not human greed. You people... so self centered that you think you're actual gods. Ocean... this mass of water doesn't give is single feather for your hand wringing or accusations of what could be saved.

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Rogue
Rogue

My eyes popped at that 60fps

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Frostermos
Frostermos

They should keep the old church standing so it will fall and create a "new" ruin.

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JUICYJUICE
JUICYJUICE

Imagine if they didn't move the graveyard and a bunch of coffins were just lying on the beach.

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Jack Dog
Jack Dog

Dear god, Donald Trump was trying to warn us about this place.

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A the K
A the K

I remember watching a BBC program around 30 years ago about coastal erosion in the South East. It mentioned that nothing is done because the land lost here ends up on the European coastline, so stays in Europe. Not sure what Brexit does for this though!

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androlsaibot
androlsaibot

Covhehe

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Mateus Figueiredo
Mateus Figueiredo

Classic "see it before it's gone"

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Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders

“It is a cold and bleak day here.” Said ever Englishmen ever since the beginning of time

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John Brown
John Brown

“It is a cold and bleak day here.” Said ever Englishmen ever since the beginning of time

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Bunlikely
Bunlikely

It's wild to me that Britain is so full of ancient ruins that the government is totally ok with just letting these ones crumble away

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Gabriel Lima
Gabriel Lima

Dutch people: is this a joke?

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Timothy Lueth
Timothy Lueth

I finally know what Trump meant by that "covfefe" tweet

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James Rindley
James Rindley

It is not sustainable for the UK government to show competence, or even to give much of a crap about trying. It is not sustainable to take on any big projects, it is not sustainable to be a major industrial power and exporter, it is not even sustainable to know how to build our own nuclear power station. It is not sustainable to educate kids to the level that the Chinese do. It is not sustainable to be anything other than mediocre, radicalised, politically divided, slightly jingoistic, with growing wealth inequality and generational inequality, longing for a long gone imperial past.

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Time Flys in the Shop
Time Flys in the Shop

The village should stack some of those tetrahedral concrete blocks used to build harbors and such on top of the clif. On their own land before it becomes beach. As the cliff erodes, they will fall into place on the beach like boulders that refuse to roll. Then we will see if they impede and dissipate the energy of the waves at high tide enough to stop, or slow the erosion enough for the authorities to change their attitudes about losing their country to the sea.

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Elfin4
Elfin4

So why don't the land owners just drive some concrete piles 20 or 30 meters down about 20m from the cliffs edge and that may eventually act as a concrete retaining wall when the cliff erodes up to it. At that point the council would be powerless

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Carl Klinkenborg
Carl Klinkenborg

Short answer to not controlling coastal erosion: MONEY!

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Sergeant
Sergeant

With all our technology in geophysics we cant predict accurately when the town will succumb to the effects of erosion, but we can predict "climate change" with absolute certainty. BOLLOCKS!

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ET S
ET S

Who cares how «safely» you filmed? Why make it a disclaimer?

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Ryan iverson
Ryan iverson

Down voted for mentioning COVID.

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Wadanohilious Slick
Wadanohilious Slick

Why?

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tasty fish
tasty fish

Is this the place Trump tweeted about but thought it was pronounced Covfefe?

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Ahmed Grozny
Ahmed Grozny

somebody buy a red jacket for Tom

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BiG Al
BiG Al

Naah

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Davy Erni
Davy Erni

they should close off the path along the cliff or de-route it .

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S C
S C

The town looks like a video game map

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Jerry
Jerry

Take a look at Mappelton, on the Yorkshire coast, (population about 5 inhabitants in the 90's) and how one local lady's dogged determination successfully managed to get a European grant of several million £ for sea defences and coastal protection !

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grahvis
grahvis

The land is made up of sand and clay with little resistance to erosion.

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Ian Philip
Ian Philip

The ruins of the church would make an awesome picturesque island if somebody were to move considerable amounts of rock into place when the time comes.

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Emmett Kasey
Emmett Kasey

imagine being told you are going to lose your house and the place where all your childhood memories were because the council doesn’t care about the people. i understand it’s a LOT of money but letting this town disolve will lead to inland towns dissolving. like wtf sort of council are you if you just aren’t going to save your people

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RyanTMHG
RyanTMHG

Cheers Tom, I'm cring now.

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max morgan
max morgan

Tom you are the reason my entire outfit choice is only red shirts I have 8 red shirts and one dark red one love the channel bye

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alexis ben delamousseauchocolat
alexis ben delamousseauchocolat

Thank you for making this video

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Marsupio Marsupi
Marsupio Marsupi

Why are we still here? Just to Suffolk? Every night etc...

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Георги Карапеев
Георги Карапеев

Why not just build a wall around the village (not the entire coastline). It will then become an even more picturesque island.

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