Flood resilience and environmental gain in Boscastle

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This paper describes and illustrates the influence that landscape architects can have on shaping engineering solutions for flood risk management, from the initial landscape and visual impact assessments, to detailed analysis and design.

The paper shares the experience of developing a flood risk management scheme, for the lower quay, within the village of Boscastle.

Boscastle is a sensitive environment located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it is within a Conservation Area setting and located principally on land owned by the National Trust. The village suffered significant flood damage in 2004.

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