March 28, 2012

Lyme Regis News: “Residents’ delight as £19.5m funds secured for coast scheme”

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…)

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March 23, 2011

Lyme Regis: No action on scheme will wreck properties

DISTRICT engineers have admitted there is no back-up plan if multi-million pound funding is not secured to protect Lyme’s East Cliff.

Phase IV of West Dorset District Council’s coastal protection works will safeguard roads, businesses, homes and utilities from coastal erosion.

The £21million scheme was last month given technical approval by the Environment Agency, but project leaders remained cautious over securing the funding from Defra. (more…)

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March 10, 2011

Lyme Regis: £21m plan to combat coastal erosion

PROPOSALS to protect Lyme’s East Cliff have been approved by the Environment Agency – but project leaders remain cautious over securing multi-million-pound funding.

The agency has given technical approval to West Dorset District Council’s phase four works, a £21million scheme to protect roads, businesses, homes and utilities from coastal erosion.

It means the council can appoint consultants to produce detailed designs and carry out environmental mitigation work ahead of construction. The design and advance works are estimated to cost the authority in the region of £2million. (more…)

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July 23, 2010

Lyme Regis: Pledge to raise £21m to combat coastal erosion

A COMMITMENT has been made to raise the £21million needed to protect Lyme’s eastern side from coastal erosion.

Phase 4 of West Dorset District Council’s coastal protection works in the town will protect roads, public utilities, businesses and homes from the more serious effects of erosion and associated ground movement.

If the work were not carried out 144 properties would be destroyed within 50 years and a further 342 properties would lose their access. (more…)

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July 16, 2010

BBC: “Dorset £20m coastal erosion project on target for 2012″

Work on a £20m project to safeguard about 140 properties in a Dorset town from falling into the sea is scheduled to start in spring 2012.

The Lyme Regis coastal erosion scheme aims to stop roads, public utilities, firms and homes in the east of the town from being destroyed in 50 years’ time.

West Dorset District Council said part of the A3052, the main road into the town, is also at risk. (more…)

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April 15, 2010

Lyme Regis News: “Lyme Regis: £20m plans to safeguard cliffs welcomed”

RESIDENTS living in the most unstable part of Lyme Regis have welcomed the news that plans to protect the East Cliff have been approved by district planners.

The £20million plans to stop the town’s eastern flank from slipping into the sea went before West Dorset District Council’s development control committee last week.

It is the next major step in work to improve the landslip areas at Church and East Cliffs and protect the town, its infrastructure and historic structures. (more…)

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