March 24, 2012

BBC: “Redcar coastal defence work ‘on track’”

Work on the £30 million Redcar coastal defences is on schedule as it reaches the halfway point, officials said.

The Environment Agency, in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Council, is now starting to raise sections of the promenade behind the new defences.

The defences, which are being built at the Stray, are designed to protect against flooding as well as coastal erosion.

After Easter, construction work will start around the Stray paddling pool.

Work to build the new defences opposite Granville Terrace can now begin after planning permission has been granted.

The defences at Redcar, which started in January, are expected to be complete in Spring 2013 and aims to reduce the risk of flooding to 1,000 properties in Redcar.

The wall will stretch from Coatham to the eastern end of the Stray, and is intended to reduce coastal erosion and flood risk for the next 100 years.

Story on the BBC News website

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