The estate’s exposure to the coastline makes it vulnerable to sea level rise in the future. Like many regional areas, its general isolated location makes access to mains utilities very limited. The estate is acutely aware of sea level rise and the threat is poses. The floods of the 1953 and 1978 demonstrated the devastating power of the sea and event.
The relatively isolated geographical position of the estate is highlighted by its general reliance on fossil fuels. Like many regional areas, central services such as mains gas and sewage are unavailable.