The Council is seeking views on planned coastal defence works for St Mary’s

[UPDATE - 9 June 2021: the deadline for feedback on the proposals has been extended to 14 June 2021]

The Isles of Scilly are vulnerable to climate change and as part of our response to this risk, the Council is delivering the Climate Adaptation Scilly project.

One part of this project includes putting in place sea defences on the islands to improve the level of protection against the effects of rising sea levels and storms, such as the Valentine’s Day storm of 2014.

Three sites on St Mary’s will be the first to benefit from increased protection against coastal flooding and erosion, and threats to ecosystems, water supply sources, infrastructure or buildings. Full details can be found on the individual proposals at the following pages:

We are encouraging feedback on each of these proposals. Feedback received before 14 June 2021 will be considered as part of the project’s applications for planning permission to be made for each site. To submit your feedback, please click on the links above.


Publishing date: 
Tuesday, 8 June, 2021