Five-year rolling programme of surveys to begin at Cromer Pier

A five-year rolling programme of surveys will be carried out at Cromer’s iconic pier to preserve it for the future.

North Norfolk District Council’s (NNDC) cabinet agreed to finance the estimated £150,000 costs through the use of general reserves.

The pier attracts thousands of visitors every year, but a report to cabinet said “it was essential that due to the age of the structure and its environment, that regular inspections are undertaken along with maintenance and repairs, not only to ensure that it is safe for users but also to prolong the life of the pier structure”.

Major works were carried out to the pier after an inspection in 2010 but a long-term maintenance works programme was never initiated.

NNDC councillor John Lee said the pier was vital to our “tourism offer” and fellow councillor Richard Price added it was amazing the programme was not already in place.

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