21 Nov 2020
This is where I come from in South Devon. In recent years the main road across "the Line" has been washed away twice during storms. On both occasions the road was rebuilt.
In the next 100 years I think this will be replaced by a road on the other side of the Ley (freshwater lake). It has been there all of my lifetime, but I cannot see it surviving more bad storms. Building a new road will be expensive. We tend to think of things as permanent, whereas we only see things for a generation. From a repair viewpoint, there comes a point when rebuilding the road along "the Line" is simply no longer viable. It would be better to bite the bullet and replace this important road with a new one that will last for hundreds of years.
If the sandbank is broken, it will change the Ley from freshwater to saltwater, totally changing the ecosystem.