Is this coastal defence hard or soft engineering?

Here is a south today report on it

Then this is an Excellent written and video article from the BBC on how the environment agency is trying to defend the West Sussex coast at Medmerry in Southern England from sea flooding. This will withstand anything up to a 1 in a 1000 year storm. It is creating some new habitats for wildlife so it appears sustainable. Yet it involves building new structures and is expensive so it it also appears to be an example of Hard Engineering…. if you knew about this as well as our main case study at Holderness you would be cruising to an A* grade

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Filed under AQA A GCSE, Coastal Zone, Geography, Holderness, Rising sea Levels

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