SEA WATER DEVOURING LAND AT SIDMOUTH IN EAST DEVON AT THE CLIFFS

Fighting a losing battle with the elements

A row of a dozen houses perched on cliffs at Sidmouth in east Devon are losing their yard space to the sea.

Martin McInerney, 82, has lost 20m (65ft) of his garden in the 20 years he has lived there and expects the cliff to be at his back door within 60 years.

The Environment Agency says it is working to get funding for a plan to reduce encroachment by the sea.

Henry Sapiecha

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