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Southwold harbour wall consultation ends

PUBLISHED: 11:14 03 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:34 06 July 2010

PUBLIC consultations on ways of stabilising Southwold's harbour wall ended yesterday (Tuesday).

Now, the preferred option will go before Waveney District Council's cabinet on March 18.

PUBLIC consultations on ways of stabilising Southwold's harbour wall ended yesterday (Tuesday).

Now, the preferred option will go before Waveney District Council's cabinet on March 18. Members will receive a report recommending an option to be taken forward for detailed design and construction.

Consultations began on February 3, and comments received during the process, plus the findings of a study by consultants HR Wallingford, will be part of the report to the cabinet.

Waveney's preferred option is a £1.5m scheme for the north dock wall that would involve fronting 40 metres of wall with steel piling and building a further 238m of rock slopes.

But Wallingford's concluded that a different option, involving more steel piling and seasonal pontoons, might strike the best balance between what people wanted and value for money.

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