Source: [Linham, M. M. and Nicholls, R. J., 2010]


coastal setback, distance, coastal, elevation, lateral


Coastal setbacks are ‘a prescribed distance to a coastal feature such as the line of permanent vegetation, within which all or certain types of development are prohibited (Cambers, 1998). A setback may dictate a minimum distance from the shoreline for new buildings or infrastructure facilities, or may state a minimum elevation above sea level for development. Elevation setbacks are used to adapt to coastal flooding, while lateral setbacks deal with coastal erosion.


Source type

The type of the source

Flood management measure

One or more flood management measures to which this source is related (if applicable).

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