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148 homes to be protected from flooding at West Bay

Amy West Bay

Published at 10:52am 13th June 2019.

Vital sea defence work to help protect West Bay from flooding is being carried out by Dorset Council and the Environment Agency.

Work on the new sea groyne at West Beach has to be done at low tide, which means some night working. We apologise for the disturbance.

Cllr Ray Bryan, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said: "These works are vital to better protect West Bay from flooding. We apologise for the disturbance, some of the work has to be carried out at low tide, which means some night working.

"We are on schedule to re-open your beaches next month. Thank you for bearing with us."

The £10 million project is on a tight schedule, but the council say they are on course to re-open your beaches next month. The works could not be carried out in the winter due to storms and rough seas. The works will better protect 148 homes and 112 businesses from flooding.

Flood defence drop in event
Flood defence drop-in event

Programme of works updates and more detailed information will be on display near the beaches and drop-in sessions will also be held at the Salt House, West Bay, today 13 June and 27 June from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

More general information about the works is available here: https://www.dorsetcoast.com/projects/west-bay-coastal-defence-improvement

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