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Coastal defence plans for Skinningrove near Redcar
4:53pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
A CONTRIBITION of £200,000 towards a planned coastal defence scheme in east Cleveland will be discussed next week.
The work, expected to cost a total of £2m, will reduce the risk of tidal flooding at Skinningrove, and involve the reconstruction of existing defences as well as the addition of rock armour around the jetty.
The issue will be discussed at Redcar & Cleveland Council’s Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (MARCH 26).
Coun Helen McLuckie, Cabinet Member for Highways, Planning and Transport, said: “The council is committed to working in partnership with the Environment Agency to deliver this project and provide enhanced sea defences for Skinningrove.
Residents have lived with the fear of coastal flooding and this development will bring huge relief to the area.”
Detailed design works will now be carried out in conjunction with engineering consultants prior to approval by the Environment Agency.
Following final approval work is expected to start on the scheme next year.