Update on June 3rd 2020: Dune Pen Trial Joint Position Statement: View
Note: Two images of regrowth have been added – 23rd October 2020
Many people will be wondering what is happening to the beach and why?
Due to the sand being blown over the sea wall and debris washed up to the shoreline IPC felt that something ought to be done to prevent this happening in the future. To that end a meeting was held last September in Instow for all stakeholders. Those present were from North Devon Council, Devon Highways, North Devon UNESCO World Biosphere Service, Instow Parish Council, Environment Agency, Savilles (Christie Estates) and Natural England.
Ten options were presented by Andy Bell (UNESCO). It was felt that the option most likely to succeed was the one that had been successful in Swansea which over a period of three years had stemmed the flow of sand on to beach road.
What you see now is the result of the deliberations of the stakeholders. It is hoped that the artificial sand dunes will grow as in Swansea.