Holland-on-Sea: Sea defences ready for summer season

A �2MILLION sea defence project has been completed in Holland-on-Sea in time for the busy summer season.

Part of the Lower Promenade from Fernwood Close to Cliff Road was closed to the public since last October while resurfacing was carried out.

A 15 metre deep, 230metre long rock revetment has also been constructed in front of the wall to protect it from erosion and steps have also been put in to provide pedestrian access to the beach.

Visitors and local residents were able to enjoy the seafront once again in time for the Jubilee weekend, as the final work was completed on Friday.

This is the seventh sea defence project in Tendring to be carried out by contractors J Breheny.

Tendring District Council’s cabinet member for technical services, Pam Sambridge said: “Breheny has done a first-class job once again and this initiative will protect the existing seawall from further erosion by the sea.

“There was a very real possibility that the wall would fail in this particular area, which could have led to the collapse of the cliff behind it.”

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TDC is hoping to find partners to help form a major regeneration scheme for the coastline as funding from the EA for sea defence work is stopped.

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