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. (more…)

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January 9, 2011

BBC: “Work to strengthen Redcar’s sea wall begins”

Work to strengthen a seaside town’s flood defences is to get under way at a cost of £30m.

On Monday work will begin to knock down and replace Redcar’s sea wall which has been crumbling for years.

The Environment Agency said the new wall would stretch from Coatham to the Stray and was expected to combat coastal erosion for 100 years.

It will take two years to complete and will protect 1,000 homes and 200 businesses from flooding. (more…)

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