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Recent Crown Estate Survey on Suffolk Coast

Recent Crown Estate Survey on Suffolk Coast

The Crown Estate has recently supported work which improves general knowledge of the physical processes off the Suffolk coast. The objective of the most recent study, carried out for The Crown Estate by HR Wallingford, was to provide a new baseline of information for the stretch of coastline from the mouth of the river Deben, northwards to Shingle Street and thus including Bawdsey and East Lane.

The study involved a review of past shoreline, profile and seabed changes; a wave assessment (using Met Office data) to provide a near-shore time series; and numerical modelling of shoreline evolution, to investigate how long shore shingle transport and plan-shape of beaches are likely to change in the future.  Such information is required before options for future management of this coastline can be explored on a sound basis.

The report shows that long shore drift rates are very variable, with large volumes of material moving both northwards and southwards, with the net flow north of East Lane being northwards and a variable drift divide in the vicinity of East Lane. An interesting finding, with consequences for the planning and design of future marine developments elsewhere, is that the net drift rates (closely connected to dominant wave directions) have a good correlation with the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), thus linking global climate processes with everyday occurrences off the Suffolk coastline.

This is a stretch of coast Morley Riches & Ablewhite have been observing in its capacity as managing agent for the Crown’s Coastal Estate in East Anglia.

The full report can be downloaded at http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-minerals-and-infrastructure/research/seabed-and-coastal-research/reports/

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  • "We are very happy with the friendly, professional and pro-active commercial property management service which we receive from Jon Ablewhite and we accordingly have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm."
    Rodney Stock, Bishop’s Stortford
  • "Being a local business in Colchester, we seek to establish relationships with local professionals in certain key areas of business. Morley Riches and Ablewhite are a professional friend of Handelsbanken and  understood from a very early stage what we were looking for from their reports. They  have been extremely prompt in their delivery  of valuations and more than happy to discuss all aspects of the property market within our catchment area, which we find very valuable.  Overall a pleasure to deal with."
    Russell Felstead, Handelsbanken
  • "Peter Riches of MRA has managed an industrial property we own for the last 10 years and we have been delighted with the way our business has been handled. We have always found Peter to be very professional in his attitude; he has a good understanding of what we are trying to achieve, listens to our ideas and offers suggestions of his own. The rest of the team at MRA are always polite, friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the company and the services they offer."
    A J Kernahan, Developments Limited
  • "I have known Peter Riches and indeed some of his staff for many years now.  Our family and I in particular have built a close relationship with Peter, instructing him on numerous occasions for projects, lease renewals, rent reviews etc. and have always found him to be honest, reliable and extremely efficient. Peter will always find a solution to all your property needs and matters – his creative talent, input and valuable knowledge is where he really shines above the rest “bar none”! I would have no hesitation in recommending him or his staff for all your property needs."
    Aaron Taub, Advantage Property Group
  • "Morley Riches & Ablewhite have managed two of our multi-let office investments since 2008.  We have always been completely satisfied with their performance and feel comfortable that our tenants are in safe hands.  Rents are always collected promptly and accounted to us accurately.  Service charge accounts are always well maintained and presented to our tenants. We have also instructed Peter Riches to undertake a range of professional work on other properties in our portfolio including valuations, rent reviews, records of condition and schedules of dilapidation.  Again, we have always been pleased with the outcome and as a result have been happy to recommend him to other property owners known to us."
    Graham Holdgate, Moreland Limited
  • "We have employed the services of Morley Riches & Ablewhite for over 10 years and have always found them to be Professional to deal with. Both Peter and Jon have a wide knowledge of the local commercial market which has enabled them to advise us on various aspects within our diverse business."
    Ian Newman, East Anglian Group
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