A £12.1m fund towards the regeneration of the St Annes sea wall has been approved by the Environment Agency.
It means work can go ahead on replacing the existing 660m long sea wall around The Island site to reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to more than 500 properties and businesses over the next 100 years.
The existing sea wall dates back to 1935 and is in a poor condition, resulting in frequent overtopping, flooding and damage to the seawall and promenade.
Fylde Council says that with climate change and future sea level rises, the frequency and severity of overtopping and flooding is predicted to worsen, meaning action needs to be taken imminently.
The work will go ahead without any of the current seafront attractions being lost. The project follows the success of the Fairhaven to Church Scar sea wall project completed last year.
Work at St Annes could begin as soon as January 2023 and be completed by August 2024. Meetings with stakeholders and public exhibitions of the proposals will be held before any worksbegin.
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