Repairs made to historic seaside steps awaiting full restoration
- Credit: Liz Coates
Repairs have been made to a landmark set of steps campaigners hope will one day be fully reopened.
The White Lion steps in Gorleston have been a source of local frustration for ten years since a dramatic cliff collapse destroyed one half of the thoroughfare and narrowly missed a 12-year-old boy.
People on social media have hailed the work as "a good start" ahead of a hoped-for full restoration.
Graham Plant, county councillor for the area, has said the council is working on a permanent solution and that funding to tackle the "complex issue" had been allocated in the 2022-23 highway capital programme.
He said: “While a permanent solution is being determined, the team has been making sure the steps remain open and safe to use, by clearing overgrown vegetation and maintaining the temporary hoardings, and I’m pleased to say that repairs to the flint wall will begin in the spring”
"Good progress" is now said to have been made on the flint repairs with the brick capping on top of the wall still to be completed.