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The smart new sea wall at Camber

Flood defence work is complete in Camber and Broomhill.

clean sea wall
clean sea wall

The Environment Agency has built an amazing sea wall with chunky defences against the sea from Camber to Jury’s Gap and the Lydd military ranges. This will safeguard the Romney Marsh, 1,700 homes and 100 businesses plus Dungeness for quite a few years yet.

The work cost £30 million and was started in August 2014 with funds from the National Lottery through Arts England. The rock imported from Norway was delivered by barge, which was an interesting sight to see, operating the unloading with tidal restrictions. No mean feat.

sculpture along the Sea Wall
Sculpture along the sea wall

The Environment Agency has said that a completion ceremony will be held on May 13 at 11am in the East car park ,by the kite surfers building.

All are welcome to see the display of the works whilst they were in progress and see the Team Van Oord who built it.

The wall is a great place to walk the dog, let the kids ride bikes and promenade in general. Some the old groins were used as sculptures and benches in a very interesting way.

The white concrete is dazzling at the moment and can be a suntrap, sunglasses advised.

 

Photos: Carol Macdonald

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