Reydon: Waveney District Council extends deadline for consultation on scheme to move homes from Easton Bavents to Rissmere Lane East

CONSULTATION on a scheme designed to help people whose homes are threatened by coastal erosion has been extended after the original time frame came under fire.

Waveney District Council launched a two-week public consultation on July 25 over plans that would give families from Easton Bavents the right to build nine new houses in Rissemere Lane East at Reydon. But the consultation documents – detailing the application submitted as part of the Waveney Pathfinder Project – were criticised.

People now have until 12pm on September 10 to comment, while there will also be a public meeting on September 6 at 7.30pm in the youth centre, Wangford Road, Reydon.

David Ritchie, Waveney’s cabinet member for planning and coastal management, said: “The thing to emphasise is that there are no formal plans. This is not about what the homes would look like or where exactly they would be, but about whether people support the principle of using this site for those whose homes will otherwise be lost to the sea.”

Visit www.waveney.gov.uk/pathfinder or Southwold Library for details.


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