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Lowestoft beach sea defences removed

PUBLISHED: 13:26 19 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:49 06 July 2010

DERELICT sea defences after being removed as part of ongoing work to improve Lowestoft's South Beach.

Beach levels in the area immediately south of South Pier, opposite the Royal Green lifeguard hut, have been falling for several years, and this has exposed the ruins of old sea defences, prompting hazard warning signs to be put up.

DERELICT sea defences after being removed as part of ongoing work to improve Lowestoft's South Beach.

Beach levels in the area immediately south of South Pier, opposite the Royal Green lifeguard hut, have been falling for several years, and this has exposed the ruins of old sea defences, prompting hazard warning signs to be put up.

Waveney District Council, which is doing the work, says not all old structures will be removed and that signs will be required to notify the public of remaining hazards on the beach. However, one particular structure was of concern to the Coast Protection Team and work to remove it began on Monday.

The work will involve excavators on the beach and lorries on the promenade to dispose of debris, meaning members of the public will be temporarily excluded from a section of the beach and a small area of the promenade.

Work will also start soon to recycle sand from the healthy beach south of Claremont Pier, to top up this low section.

This work is usually carried out each spring and it is also planned to be repeated in the autumn.

It is subject to the council obtaining all necessary consents, which are expected soon and should allow the work to take place between Easter and the late May bank holiday.

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