Pier protection works for Seahouses

A £3.3million project to protect the main pier at Seahouses is set to start in April.

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 08:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th February 2018, 09:56 am
Big waves at Seahouses harbour. Picture by Jane Coltman

Although a £1.1million bid to the European Regional Development Fund was unsuccessful, a grant has been secured from the Environment Agency.

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County councillors heard on Tuesday that although scope of works had been reduced, innovative construction techniques meant the scheme could be delivered using just the funding from the Environment Agency.

Councillors agreed to allocate another £85,000 for pre-construction work now the scheme has changed, on top of the previous £175.000, to ensure the planning is completed by the end of March. This £260,000 will be recoverable from the EA in April.