The Envionment Agency have advised that during a routine survey they have identified a section of sea wall that is in poor condition and requires repair. This work will be taking place over the next few weeks (weather permitting). The following are extracted from their factsheet.
The Agency will be carrying out repair works to approximately 20m of clay seawall adjacent to the steel piled defence wall at the end of Old Hall Lane, Old Hall Farm.
The existing clay embankment has eroded and slipped reducing the current standard of flood protection it provides to the local area. We will re-profile the clay seawall back to the correct height and install Gabion basket scour protection to the seaward face of the seawall. The rock filled Gabion’s will provide toe and anchor support to the seawall preventing further erosion and slippage. Gabions also provide a useful refuge for many types of wildlife. To complete these works safely and efficiently, it will be necessary to use some machinery both on the site and to access the site. We appreciate that this may be unsightly and we will work hard to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
This important work is being delivered to help safeguard people, property and arable land in the local area of Tolleshunt D’Arcy.