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25 March 2019Lincolnshire Beach Management 2019

Lincolnshire Beach Management (LBM) 2019

 

We are due to start the 2019 Lincolnshire beach management works on Monday 6 May 2019 with preparations underway at present. The beach management works help us manage coastal flood risk for around 20,000 residential homes, 1,700 businesses, 24,500 static caravans and 35,000 hectares of farmland as well as a bustling tourist industry.

 

The beaches due to be nourished in this year’s scheme are Boygrift, Sutton on Sea, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe, Wolla Bank and Chapel Six Marshes, Trunch Lane, Ingoldmells and Huttoft.

 

As in previous years, our contractors will be dredging sand from licensed offshore sites using a trailing suction hopper dredger. The dredger will move closer to the shore twice a day - just before high tide - to pump sand onto the beach using a steel and rubber 630 meter long pipeline. After the sand is pumped onto the beach, bulldozers and excavators will be used to push the sand into the right beach profile. This work replaces sand lost to erosion, reducing wave overtopping during storms and will protect the sea defences from being damaged.

 

For safety reasons, sections of beach will be cordoned off from public access while the works are ongoing. We ask please that the public remain vigilant at all times when accessing the beach during the period of the works and ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times. Signage will be in place on site to indicate beach closures.

 

If you have any questions please contact me on 07840639326 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri), email lincscoastline@environment-agency.gov.uk or call our Environment Agency customer service line: 03708 506 506. For further information on dates/times of works and to see how coastal flood risk could be managed in the future please visit https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood-and-coastal-risk-management/sgp

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