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Article by Neill Barston | 19th May 2019

Canterbury Gets Funding For Coastal Defences

Canterbury City Council has secured extra funding from the Environment Agency totalling £1.22 million to further protect the district’s coastline.

As the local authority revealed, over the past seven months, one major scheme has just been completed in Herne Bay for 24 new timber groynes, seawall and promenade repairs, rock protection, handrail refurbishment and beach recycling has been taking place at Lane End and the King’s Hall. The £2.84 million project has now been completed.

Three further schemes have now gained government backing through the Environment Agency, including coastal protection totalling £619,000 between the Swalecliffe and Hampton areas. A further £361,000 has been allocated for a new outfall at Swalecliffe Brook, helping prevent flooding. Finally, an additional £240,000 will go towards maintaining groynes to the East of King’s Hall in Herne Bay. This amounts to over £4 million spent on the area in the past 18 months.

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