Public meeting to be held over Reydon erosion homes plan

People can air their views at a public meeting discussing a new scheme that helps families whose homes are threatened by coastal erosion.

Waveney District Council launched a two-week public consultation on July 25 over plans that would give families from Easton Bavents the right to build nine new houses in Rissemere Lane East at Reydon.

But the consultation documents – detailing the application submitted as part of the Waveney Pathfinder Project – were criticised.

People now have until 12pm on September 10 to comment, while there will also be a public meeting on September 6 at 7.30pm in the youth centre, Wangford Road, Reydon.

David Ritchie, Waveney's cabinet member for planning and coastal management, said: 'The thing to emphasise is that there are no formal plans. This is not about what the homes would look like or where exactly they would be, but about whether people support the principle of using this site for those whose homes will otherwise be lost to the sea.'

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The �1.5m Pathfinder project, a government-funded scheme, was approved in January last year.

Corton and Easton Bavents were chosen as part of the scheme to test options for managing coastal erosion and the impact on communities and businesses.

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The outline planning permission applied for by the district council in Reydon would establish that land can be developed, but further detailed planning consent would be required before any properties could be built.

Visit or Southwold Library for details.

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