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Environment Protection: Coastal Areas

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what sea defence projects are planned to be implemented in the next three years. (227849)

The major new defence, refurbishment and beach management projects in Environment Agency and Local Authority programmes that are expected to provide improved protection against coastal erosion or sea flooding within the next three years, include the following locations:

Bexhill beach, East Sussex;

Cleveleys, Lancashire;

Denge beach, Dungeness, Kent;

Dymchurch, Kent;

Felixstowe, Suffolk;

Jaywick, Essex;

Pevensey Bay, East Sussex;

Stannah, Wyre Estuary;

Weston Super Mare, North Somerset.

The Environment Agency will fund other sea defence projects in the next three years that will deliver improved protection when they are completed, in 2011-12 and thereafter.