Continued sea defence works at Hopton-on-Sea

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

The second phase of the emergency sea defence works at Hopton-on-Sea is under way.

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Work began back in May this year when the beach was deemed unsafe and closed to public access – a major drawback for a seaside holiday location. The cliff top holiday village and surrounding area had to be made secure and P J Spillings Construction were brought in to provide a quick yet longstanding solution.

Works now continue with a further 21,600 tonne of rock arriving at Lowestoft dock to be transported by road to the site at Hopton where they are moved into position by 10 tonne dumpers.

Six boat loads will arrive in total each containing approximately 3,600 tonne of rock, with pieces ranging from three to eight tonnes.

These works will ensure the coastline is protected throughout the winter, enabling the permanent sea groyne defence work to begin in 2014.

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