Bid for £30M for Wyre coastal defences

Wyre Council has submitted a business case to the Environment Agency to secure up to £30 million in government funding for its next major coastal defence project, the Wyre Beach Management Scheme.

The project will help to significantly reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to over 11,000 properties and critical infrastructure in Fleetwood and Cleveleys. It follows on from the success of the recent Rossall coastal defence scheme, which was completed £6 million under budget, demonstrating the council's commitment to securing value for money and its success in delivering large scale projects.

Should the bid be successful, work is planned to start on site in summer 2020 and will be completed over a four year period.

Andy Mitchell reports.....

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