A report by the Environment Agency has revealed that 7,000 homes are at risk of coastal erosion, and 520,000 are in areas that have a high risk of coastal flooding.
Using data from the Environment Agency ‘National Coastal Erosion Risk Mapping’ data, confused.com has produced an interactive coastal erosion risk map that predicts the rate of UK coastal erosion over the next 20, 50 and 100 years.
The Environment Agency has predicted that 7,000 homes, worth more than £1bn, will face the consequences of coastal erosion this century.
The data also shows that currently, 520,000 properties are in areas that have a high risk of coastal flooding.
Without action, climate change could cause this figure to increase to 1.5 million homes by 2080.
Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said recently that: ‘One in six people in England are already living in properties that are at risk of flooding.’
According to Confused.com, a combination of increased coastal erosion, rising sea levels, and climate change is likely to cause this statistic to greatly increase.
Confused.com has also used this data to show which coastal towns and villages are at the highest risk of collapse. See the coastal map
Read more at environmentjournal.online