Happisburgh, a town just under 20 miles away from Norwich, is the most at-risk area of coastal erosion in the UK over the next 20 years. There are 10,377 houses in the NR12 postcode, which includes Happisburgh, Waxham, and the more inland towns of Coltishall, Stalham, and Wroxham. You’d pay an average of £295,182 for a property here. And the average home insurance premium (buildings and contents) is £170.02. Here the shoreline could erode back into the town. The figures below show how far back it’s expected to move.
This could mean that houses and holiday lets close to the shoreline could fall into the sea. If residents’ houses were destroyed beyond repair, the data shows that the average rebuild cost for houses in the postcode area is currently £229,816.