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Beach regeneration not a waste

PUBLISHED: 11:59 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:38 05 July 2010

I TOTALLY disagree over comments that the recent beach regeneration at Southwold was a waste of time and money.

The rock groynes to the north of the pier now break up the waves so that this house no longer shakes when the breakers smash into the sea wall; and what else are groynes for other than to get buried in the sand in the process of holding the beach together?

Yes, some of the sand has inevitably gone south and some has been deposited on the promenade; but there is far more sand throughout the length of the beach than there was when the beach defences were put in place.

I TOTALLY disagree over comments that the recent beach regeneration at Southwold was a waste of time and money.

The rock groynes to the north of the pier now break up the waves so that this house no longer shakes when the breakers smash into the sea wall; and what else are groynes for other than to get buried in the sand in the process of holding the beach together?

Yes, some of the sand has inevitably gone south and some has been deposited on the promenade; but there is far more sand throughout the length of the beach than there was when the beach defences were put in place.

I am just thankful that the work was undertaken before the disastrous floods in the west country last year.

I am sure that the Environment Agency would now have to give priority to those rivers rather than to our sea defences.

DONALD SEWELL

North Road

Southwold

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