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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 September 2005, 05:20 GMT 06:20 UK
Landslip scheme sees beach close
A popular tourist beach is to close again while a 16m coast protection and land stabilisation scheme continues.

The main beach at Lyme Regis, Dorset, will close on Thursday after being reopened for the summer season.

Contractors Mowlem Civil Engineering are set to build a new sea wall and two new jetties - one at Cobb Gate and one opposite Lister Gardens.

The jetties will help keep the beach in place after imported sand and shingle have been placed on it.

Rock 'armour'

Major land stabilisation work will also start in Lister Gardens while similar work in Langmoor Gardens is completed.

Landscaping to revitalise Langmoor Gardens will start this Autumn ready for opening to the public next summer.

Rock "armour" at the end of The Cobb - designed to offer more protection to the seafront during winter storms - will also be completed this Autumn.

The works are part of an ongoing project to protect homes and businesses from landslips and coastal erosion.

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