Elmer's coastline

This is how coastal defences are being improved in Elmer

A scheme to improve coastal defences in Elmer and better protect 325 properties from flooding and erosion is underway.

The project by the Environment Agency, working in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited, got started at the beginning of September.

The estimated cost of the project is £5m, with £3m more to be spent over the next 50 years.

Funds are being provided by the Government, Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Ltd.

Team Van Oord is undertaking the work, which is due be completed by March 2020.

The project will involve 12,500 cubic metres of shingle being recharged across the middle section of the defences.

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