Video: Aerial shots show sea defence work taking shape in Hopton

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1:27 PM

A multi-million pound sea defence project continues to take shape off Hopton, between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

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This aerial video, shot by Mike Page, shows tonnes of imported rock piled on the shoreline, ready to be replace the rotting wooden groynes.

Bourne Leisure, operator of Hopton Holiday Village overlooking the sea, is spending about £7m protecing the cliffs.

Last winter, the firm invested £3m on emergency work and shored up the crumbling cliffs with 20,000 tonnes of earth and 12,000 tonnes of rock.

The current work to replace 50 year old wooden defences with rock groynes began in April and will take several months to complete.

2 comments

  • So , Hopton gets its beach and Corton and then Lowestoft wonder why they are not getting any sand on theirs?

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    Daisy Roots

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Good news for Hopton. Now let's see something happening to repair the defences at Lowestoft. Last Sunday afternoon waves were breaking over the promenade to the extent that people had to walk on Royal Green to avoid getting soaked. The surface material is cracking parallel to the sea edge, and will soon break away. The fenced-off area has a number of benches and litter bins inaccessible behind it; surely they could have been moved? Even the emergency measures are pathetic and not properly executed.

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    point du jour

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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