RESIDENTS are delighted after a £19.5 million project to stop homes slipping into the sea at Lyme Regis was given the green light.
The Environment Agency has confirmed that it was supporting phase IV of West Dorset District Council coastal protection scheme at East Cliff.
The project will safeguard about 244 homes and 900 metres of Charmouth Road and Church Street which would have been destroyed by coastal erosion over the next 50 years. (more…)
March 28, 2012
March 24, 2012
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. (more…)
January 14, 2012
WORKS to protect 65 homes in West Wittering from flooding in the future are going ‘full steam ahead’, the Environment Agency has said.
Residents and the community in the Witterings managed to raise an incredible £150,000 to help pay for the defence works.
The homes will be protected by raising the current embankment on the shore with clay. Preparation construction works have started but will not be implemented on the beach until April when birds stop nesting there. (more…)
May 10, 2009
Coastal defences is only a niche market for civil engineering contractors but so far appears unthreatened by cuts likely to affect other areas of public spending.
A recent reorganisation of responsibilities now sees all the money passed through the Environment Agency (EA) rather than directly to local authorities from Defra. Acting as gatekeeper, the EA determines priorities and either acts as client directly or funds the local authorities, depending on the project. (more…)