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Preparatory works for sea defence scheme completed
7:30am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
CONTRACTORS have completed essential ground investigation works as part of a major sea defence scheme in Clacton and Holland.
The preparatory works are part of a planned £30million scheme to repair crumbling seawalls.
Environment Agency bosses will publish their final decision on whether to fund the majority of the scheme next month.
Structural Soils undertook the investigation work on behalf of Tendring Council and finished the task ahead of schedule.
It had been expected that it could take up to two weeks working at low tide, but the team were off site after just four days.
They created five boreholes, each one 10 metres deep at various locations.
There were also 15 trial pits dug up to one-metre-deep by an excavator tracking from an access ramp.
The final stage of the bid for the scheme between Clacton Pier and Holland Haven to the Environment Agency was submitted in May. If it gets the green light work could start next year.