Revised proposals for Lyme Regis go on show

Local people are invited to have their say on revised proposals to protect the east side of Lyme Regis under Phase IV of West Dorset District Council s Environmental Improvements Scheme.

Local people are invited to have their say on revised proposals to protect the east side of Lyme Regis under Phase IV of West Dorset District Council's Environmental Improvements Scheme.

An exhibition will take place in the Marine Theatre between 10am and 8pm on 10 November and from 6pm to 8pm on 11 November.

The exhibition is the final stage of public consultation before the planning application is submitted. It will be an opportunity for the district council and its engineering consultants to discuss its proposed land stabilisation and coast protection works with local people and to take account of their comments and suggestions.

The district council is committed to providing long-term security for Lyme Regis and the people who live and work there. The current proposals are part of a long-term strategy adopted following discussions with local residents and representatives during the early 1990s.


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West Dorset District Council Leader Robert Gould said:

"It is important that local people come along to the exhibition where they will be able to view the detailed plans, talk to the engineers involved in the scheme and give their comments and suggestions.

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"Following our public consultation in February 2008, we have developed the proposed scheme further. Planning permission will be needed and public support is crucial in persuading the Government that Lyme's case should be considered when it is viewed alongside others from across the country."

The full scheme for the east of the town will cost between �15 million and �20 million.

District council engineers and their consultant, High-Point Rendel, have been working closely with the main environmental organisations, landowners and the local community on the research and development of the scheme. The planning application is to be submitted during December 2009 and once approved it is intended to submit a case to Defra for approval and funding by April 2010.

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