A scheme of maintenance work and repairs is set to be carried out along a stretch of a popular beach.

Repair works are being carried out in Gunton, north Lowestoft with "beach debris" to be cleared and "derelict parts of the groynes removed."

Coastal Partnership East – which brings together the coastal management resources and expertise from North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and East Suffolk Council – has appointed the Water Management Alliance (WMA) to start repairs and maintenance of coastal protection assets "along the coastal defences" at Gunton beach.

It will see repairs and maintenance works starting "across the defences from Links Road, north along the beach" this month.

According to Coastal Partnership East, work started on December 1 and will continue "onwards".

A spokesman for Coastal Partnership East said: "The WMA will be undertaking management of the groynes’ condition, with consideration to public safety and clearing beach debris.

"Derelict parts of the groynes, which no longer function as originally intended will be removed, including where they are no longer secure and present additional hazards."

With equipment delivered near the Dip Farm access, vehicles and equipment are set to access the beach via Tramps Alley and "be in use on the promenade south of Tramps Alley".

It adds that "some equipment may also be needed to access the beaches via Links Road."

As the work is due to be carried out "around daily tides", Coastal Partnership East said the repairs and maintenance work to defences is being carried out to "improve public safety."

It adds: "Undertaking regular targeted maintenance means that we can maximise the lifespan of coastal protection assets, ensuring that we make the most of every pound spent and achieve a better return on public investment.

"We are supporting the safeguarding of life and local economies by making sure that the council’s coastal assets are in the condition needed for continued protection."

Earlier this year, with flood defence schemes being developed, a review to manage coastal erosion in Corton and Gunton was carried out looking at "the coastal processes affecting these frontages to assess the increased erosion."