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Next steps due in landslip scheme
Lyme Regis
17m worth of works are currently being carried out in Lyme Regis
The next steps in a major land stabilisation scheme to protect scores of homes and businesses in a Dorset resort town are to be taken.

Consultation is to be carried out on phase four of the project to tackle the risk of landslips in Lyme Regis.

The coast protection scheme was first launched in the 1990s with 17m of works to protect the foreshore and land behind currently being carried out.

Phase four will see work carried out to protect the eastern side of the town.

About 1m is to be spent on the design work alone for the plan covering the East Cliff and Church Cliff areas, which is to be put out for public consultation.

Councillor Robert Gould, leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "With approximately 170 properties, roads and amenity land at risk from coastal erosion and landslides it is essential that all interested parties get to have a say in the future of East Cliff and Church Cliff."

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