Councillors have approved plans which will see steps at a north Norfolk beach removed at the end of the week.

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North Norfolk District Council’s cabinet met today to discuss removing the stand-alone steps at Happisburgh’s west beach from Thursday.

The plans will see the structure stored and maintained locally until erosion rates are stabilised.

Angie Fitch-Tillett, cabinet member for coastal matters, said it was “regrettable” the steps had to be removed.

Happisburgh resident Stephen Burke said the council had “ignored more than 1600 people” who signed a petition calling for the steps to be reopened.

Monitoring cliff erosion will continue.

2 comments

  • Why not just leave them there as a tourist attraction? With all due care & attention for Elfin Safety, of course.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • Quote; 'Happisburgh resident Stephen Burke said the council had “ignored more than 1600 people” who signed a petition calling for the steps to be reopened.' Looking at the picture how on earth can those steps be reopened!? As mabe some sort of stairway to heavennowhere? It makes sense to remove the steps and put them back against the cliffs so they can be reused but ONLY once erosion has stabilised, cant those 1600 residents understand that?!

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    BlueRobin

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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