Families living on eroding Yorkshire coast are forced to abandon their homes ... trends now
Families living on the edge of crumbling cliffs are being forced to abandon their homes and some households have been forced to live in wooden shacks further inland.
Experts predict that £600million worth of property will crumble into the sea by the end of the century, and homeowners along the Holderness Coast will be among the first casualties.
Residents living by the coast in East Yorkshire say they are not being given a penny for their old houses or to build new ones.
They are also being charged double council tax - paying a charge on their old home, even after it has been reduced to a shell, until it is demolished.
Victims of the coastal erosion say they receive nothing for the home being demolished - and only a pittance in compensation for any white goods that they cannot take with them.
Families living on the edge of crumbling cliffs on the east coast near Holderness are being forced to abandon their homes and even live in wooden shacks further inland
Experts predict that £600million worth of property will crumble into the sea by the end of the century
Residents living by the coast in East Yorkshire say they are not being given a penny for their old houses or to build new ones (Pictured: Maureen Dunn, who lives in an at risk property)
Residents on the notoriously unstable Holderness Coast are eligible for a council scheme called 'Rollback' to relocate their properties further inland from the eroding coastline.
But those who have applied for Rollback around the erosion hotspot village of Tunstall say the process has so many pitfalls it can turn into a planning battle that lasts years.
The value of damages to homes over the next 20 years was estimated at £584million using prices from property website Rightmove, according to the research by climate action group One Home.
Derek Dunn, 62, experienced the problems first hand when the three-bedroom brick bungalow he and has late wife had occupied for 15 years disappeared into the sea three years ago.
He wanted to build a £100k replacement bungalow on a meadow his late father had purchased further away from the cliffs.
He said: 'A lot of people think the council or Government helps you when something like this happens but they do not.
'I even had to pay two lots of council tax even though I showed an official around my old house and he was it was derelict. There were not even any flood boards.
'It was beyond a joke. All the council offered me was a council house on a housing estate in a two miles away. I have lived here since I was a kid so why would I want to live anywhere else?'
Because the meadow was agricultural land, it took six years to get planning permission. The new bungalow also had to be built from wood, so it could be easily removed.
Derek Dunn said built a new bungalow further inland specfically out of wood, so it could be easily removed
Maureen said she thought she live in her house for the rest of her life, but the coast has been eroding so rapidly she has to move
He lives just a stone's throw from his mother Maureen Dunn, 81, whose house is now