First section of sea defences finished

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The first whole section of new sea defences, from promenade to beach, has been completed at Rossall as work to replace two kilometres of defences enters the final stages.

Wyre Council is replacing sea defences from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point in a £63m coastal defence scheme that will protect 7,500 properties from the risk of flooding.

This first complete section is a significant milestone in our project and it is great to see the full breadth of the scheme for the first time

Coun Roger Berry, Cabinet member with responsibility for sea defences at Wyre Council, said: “This first complete section is a significant milestone in our project and it is great to see the full breadth of the scheme for the first time.”

270,000 tonnes of rock armour are being used to create the base of the defences, to weather the harsh conditions on this exposed part of the coastline.