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Whitby Piers In Council's Forward Plan

Whitby Piers In Council's Forward Plan

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:25am 10th February 2017.

Plans to repair the Whitby piers have taken another step forward.

They've appeared in Scarborough Borough Council's Forward Plan, which will be discussed at a cabinet meeting next week.

It's been three years since £4.8 million of funding was granted by the Environment Agency, which itself took five years to get.

"It's been an ongoing issue for a while now and I'm glad to see that it is on the forward plan at the council's cabinet meeting next Tuesday (14 February.)

We'll hopefully get an update at cabinet in September. 

We all now how important the work on Whitby Piers is and it will be carried out as I've always stated.

Unfortunately, there's been frustration for everybody concerned but there is a process that has to be followed."

The proposed improvement works to the main piers will involve stabilising the external sandstone facing blocks, filling in any gaps using grout suitable for the marine environment and repairs to the top surface of the piers to prevent water ingress during wave overtopping in rough seas.  

Also included will be the installation of access barriers at the entrance of both piers and to the entrance of the west pier extension access bridge, installation of a flood gate at the Battery Parade slipway, installation of warning signs at the access gates and flood gate locations and the implementation of new operational procedures for the piers.  




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