£175,000 awarded to repair storm damage to the sea wall at Baiter car park.
Works were completed December 2014.
During the storms of winter 2013/14 scouring below the sea wall’s foundations caused
damage to the footpath behind. Whilst the footpath was repaired immediately, further
work is needed to ensure the integrity of the wall, to contain the historic landfill
site to the rear and to ensure the future safety of pedestrians.
Works commenced 6th October 2014; the £175,000 cost was paid for by Government funding
awarded specifically to this project.
Sheet piling was installed close to the front of the existing wall, to form a barrier
to future wave action. The finished works have effectively added an additional step
down in front of the original wall.
This project was undertaken with Marine Management Organisation (MMO) approval, which
involved consultation with the relevant authorities and organisations, given the
nature and position of this site.
Foundations were undermined by winter storm waves 2013/14
Baiter car park - the length of sea wall to be underpinned
Green vegetation indicates where beach material has been washed away during the storms
Storm wave action has caused damage and a colllapse of the tarmac footpath above
On site signage
Storm damage winter 2013/14
Progress October 2014 -showing piles being driven in front of the existing wall