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Coastal protection work, 2009.

Coastal protection work, 2009.

Further coastal protection works about to start

The second stage of coastal protection works are due to start on the seafront in Hastings this week. To help keep the beach in place and to protect the sea wall, two new rock groynes will be constructed along the Carlisle Parade frontage, the council reports. Added to this, beach will be moved from the Harbour Arm area and a new set of timber access steps to the beach will be installed.

“Funded by the Environment Agency’s Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) and Hastings Borough Council, 5,000 tonnes of Larvik granite rocks from Norway will be delivered by sea to complete the construction of the rock groynes. Delivery of rock by sea can only take place at high tide, so this may take place at any time of the day or night according to the state of the tide; we are expecting the delivery early next week” said Cllr Dawn Poole, Hastings Borough Council’s lead member for regeneration.

She added: “Once the granite is delivered and the new rock groynes have been completed, 25,000 tonnes of beach will be moved back from the Harbour Arm area to protect the sea wall – all essential works to protect our coastline.”

Working through East Kent Engineering Partnership, which has expertise in marine construction and coastal protection, Canterbury City Council’s engineering services will be supervising the works on behalf of the council. The works will last for approximately 10 weeks, depending on the weather.

Visit Hastings Coastal Protection Works for more information or contact the council’s resort services manager, Nick Sangster (

Coastal protection works 2009

Coastal protection works 2009.

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