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Start for sea defence project

Fylde Coun Tommy Threlfall

Fylde Coun Tommy Threlfall

Consultants will start work “within days” on a report to detail the work needed to replace Fylde’s sea defences.

Councillors in Fylde are hopeful that the Environment Agency will fund a £17m coastal defence scheme at Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar in Lytham.

Fylde Coun Tommy Threlfall said: “It’s getting increasingly expensive to keep repairing the existing walls. We want to get them right for the long-term.

“The Environment Agency has indicated that it will be sympathetic to granting us the £17m but they need more detail.

“They’ve now given us £175,000 to pay for consultants to assess the current defences and they will start within days.”

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