A Pier Review for Seaside Heritage?
Consider this comment from English Heritage:
"At English Heritage, we firmly believe that the historic character of our seaside resorts can play a key role in their regeneration and renaissance. To this end, we are hosting a two-day conference in October 2007 to engender more understanding and appreciation of the history and architectural heritage of seaside towns, and to explore how their historic assets can contribute to the economy, quality of life and regeneration."
See their web page Seaside Heritage: Colourful Past, Bright Future for the context.
Regarding the BBC article, would anyone consider that The Cobb at Lyme Regis was the forerunner and inspiration for Britain's many seaside piers? It might be the subject of a Pier Review, anyway?