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District council appoints RHDHV to sea defence scheme

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Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by North Norfolk District Council to design its £22m sea defence project.

The scheme will see over 1.5mm³ of sand and sediment deposited onto the Bacton and Walcott beaches to galvanise sea defences in these areas. NNDC’s cabinet agreed to appoint RHDHV as the designers of the scheme with a budget of up to £125,000. The consultancy is set to provide the council with detailed designs for the project as the council works toward a final delivery date of spring 2019.

The project will provide protection for the coastline and surrounding villages including Eccles and Sea Palling.

Hilary Cox, cabinet member responsible for the coast, said: "We all know how important the Bacton Gas Terminal is and how key it is to protect that area. We are also aware of how delicate our coastline is, so we need somebody who specialises in this role. The need for this to move forward is big and there are very few firms that could do this work."

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