The Association’s response to the Shoreline Management Plan review of Sudbourne Beach on Orfordness

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The Association has lodged its response to the consultation on Shoreline Management Plan review of SudbourneBeach on Orfordness.

The review was required because of the development of the Alde and Ore Estuary Plan.  The current Shoreline Management Plan’s interim policy is that after 2025 no action will be taken to preserve Sudbourne Beach, the area south of the Aldeburgh Martello Tower.

The review proposes that this policy be changed to one of Managed Realignment, providing resilience against erosion to prevent a permanent breach from forming.

With the importance of preventing a breach at Slaughden, The Association has responded to the Consultation in favour of the conclusion of the review to change the policy after 2025.  A copy of The Association’s submission can be seen here.

We would strongly encourage members to write in support individually as well – the more who support the review, the more likely it is that its recommendations will be accepted.

There is an information booklet at and more informationand a Consultation Feedback Form is at