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Talks To Be Held On Chesil Sea Wall Defences

Chesil Beach Digger

7:46am 26th February 2014
(Updated 11:13am 26th February 2014)

Further discussions to decide the best way to repair the sea wall at Chesil Beach will go ahead this week.

It's after concerns, over large boulders being used to fortify defences, were raised by local campaigners on Monday (24th Feb). It was feared dozens of rocks would be used to bolster concrete walls that were diminished in the storms, despite much of the beach defence restoring itself naturally.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Councillor Ian Roebuck told Wessex FM they're meeting with the Environment Agency and contractors to look over final designs in the coming days;

"Emergency repair works led by the Environment Agency are currently underway at Chesil Beach.

"The repairs are necessary to prevent a failure of the sea wall and are in the best interests of public safety.

"Engineers from the borough council are meeting with the Environment Agency and their contractors Royal HaskoningDHV this week to discuss the final designs to repair the sea wall at Chesil Beach."

Once plans are finalised a drop-in session will be held so local people living on the island are kept up to date on the repair works down on Chesil.

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