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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 February, 2005, 09:48 GMT
Jurassic landslip plan unveiled
The beach below Golden Cap, near Lyme Regis
The town is one of the worst-affected by landslips in Europe
People living near a landslip zone are to find out about a 16m plan to secure their stretch of the Jurassic coast.

Major engineering work is to begin after Easter to stabilise the cliffs at Lyme Regis in Dorset, one of the most active landslip areas in Europe.

Council engineers will update residents about preparatory work at a public meeting on Thursday evening.

Mowlem Civil Engineering is to carry out the two-year stabilisation project on the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Keith Cole, the council engineering manager, said: "Local people will soon see some major work going on, including land stabilisation in Langmoor Gardens as well as work on the foreshore and other areas, such as doubling the length of the rock armour at the end of the Cobb."

In 2003, the town was put on "landslip watch" by West Dorset District Council after a slip at Church Cliff.

The current work is being funded by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).


The public meeting starts at 1900 GMT on Thursday in the Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis.



SEE ALSO:
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Town fears more landslides
08 Jan 03 |  England
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02 Apr 02 |  England
Jurassic coast is world wonder
13 Dec 01 |  England


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