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Operation of coastal flood and erosion risk management schemes, barrages and sluices

This activity category looks at the operational effects of coastal defence schemes including accretion of sediment, erosion of intertidal, coastal habitats, on-going sediment recycling schemes, coastal squeeze, operation of sluices etc. Includes consideration of vessels/machinery/vehicles associated with activity.

Potential impacts, as identified in Natural England's Advice on operations include: