Black Ven on 'high risk' list

PUBLISHED: 13:28 14 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:26 15 June 2010

BLACK Ven, near Lyme Regis, is under threat of crumbling into the sea, according to a new report.

BLACK Ven, near Lyme Regis, is under threat of crumbling into the sea, according to a new report.The National Trust says land erosion, severe storms and climate change are threatening to change the region's coastline forever and is calling for immediate action.The Shifting Shores report - an update on research carried out in 2005 - warns Black Ven is one of 21 sites considered high risk and in need of further protection.Coastal and marine adviser at the Trust, Phil Dyke, said: "We've woken up to the impact of climate change on our coastal sites and given ourselves time to prepare for the future. "We know how important the coast is for people who live in and visit the South West. The prospect of the coastline changing is often very worrying. The Trust cannot work in isolation and the publication of today's document is one step in encouraging everyone to work together in responding to the challenges.


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