UK - New beach scheme to protect against floods

AN extra foot of seawall and more sand are needed to protect a stretch of coast from flooding

Hundreds of families have been voting on how to protect more than two kilometres of coastline from the sea.

The most popular option involved raising the sea wall by ten to 12 inches, a beach “recharge” and more timber groynes - devices which help keep beaches in place.

It follows a public consultation covering the stretch of coast between Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and the Second World War Quick Fire Battery in Shoebury.

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