Relocation of dwelling due to coastal erosion - what is the deal!

Relocation of dwelling due to coastal erosion - what is the deal!

Postby deekee » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:28 am

Hi - am totally new to this so be gentle!

I have a problem I was recently asked about the relocation of a dwelling due to coastal erosion. The dwelling is actually a ruin and has not been inhabitabated for at least 50 years. It is in an SAC area. The client wants to apply for permission to extend and refurbish ruin but to relocate it as it sit on the shore and is/will be subject to erosion from storms etc. Has anyone ever heard of a case like this?

I know it is tokenism - the demolition of the ruin and "rebuilding" of it at a further distance away from the shore. But the person seems to think permission was granted to a development like this somewhere in the country? I haven't been able to come across anything! Anyone please!!!!????
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Re: Relocation of dwelling due to coastal erosion - what is the deal!

Postby SeamusOG » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:00 pm

Well, they might be planning to relocate by moving the entire building in one piece, as mentioned in the link below (e.g. of the Beachy Head lighthouse), though it would be a costly operation for a ruin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Structure_relocation
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