7 September 2010

Washing away the infill

Seatonians who can see the site will have noticed a neat, pyramid-shaped heap of rubble (a ziggurat ?) on the Tesco site.  Here is what it looks like.

This is how Tesco is going to build up the land.  They will pile up a lot of gravel, slope the sides (as shown here) and then grow grass over it.

Those of us who have kept an eye on this ziggurat have noticed that the left hand side (behind the two TV aerials) seems to have been washed away to some extent - perhaps by the heavy rain we had recently.

If this is what has happened, it is not a good sign.  The whole development will have sides like this, and one side will be acting as a drain to carry flood water away from Harbour Road.  If this is what a couple of heavy rain storms can do, imagine the erosion of a fast stream of flood water.

I have written to the Environment Agency officer who is supervising this site, but he is away at the moment.  I will let you know what he says.

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