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£144k funding to repair Torquay Meadfoot seawall

By Herald Express  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

UNDERWAY: Work starts on repairs to the seawall at Meadfoot, Torquay Torquil MacLeod TQTM20140225A-03_C

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TORBAY Council has secured Environment Agency Funding for repairs to Meadfoot seawall in Torquay and Victoria breakwater at Brixham.

It has been granted £144,000 of funding from the Environment Agency for structural work to the seawall at Meadfoot.

The work started this week and should be completed, subject to weather conditions, before Easter. The contractor is Millennium Marine Ltd, of Newton Abbot, and the contract value is approximately £210,000.

The council has also secured £50,000 of local levy funding from the agency for repairs to Victoria breakwater. The estimated cost of these works is in the region of £95,000 and the remainder of the funding will be provided by Torbay Council.

These works are currently out to tender and it is envisaged work will commence on site in early March, 2014, with all work being completed by Easter, subject again to favourable weather conditions.

Cllr Ray Hill, the council's executive lead for the environment, who sits on the regional flood and coastal committee, was instrumental in securing the funding.

He said: "We are extremely pleased to have secured these funds from the agency.

"The work forms part of the council's ongoing programme to maintain the coastal defence infrastructure, which all will be aware has become increasingly important during the recent storm events."

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