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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 March 2006, 05:21 GMT 06:21 UK
Landslip scheme hits halfway mark
Landscaping work in Langmoor Gardens
Landscaping work is well under way in Langmoor Gardens
The halfway mark has been reached in a multi-million pound scheme to stop a town from crumbling into the sea.

The Easter period marks one year since land stabilisation and coast protection work began in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Hundreds of piles - which pin slipping land to stronger rock - have already been put in place, while landscaping is well under way in Langmoor Gardens.

Tonnes of sand are now to be used to build up the beach and to protect the foreshore from further erosion.

Councillor Robert Gould, leader of West Dorset District Council, said: "The scheme will not only prevent substantial parts of the town from falling into the sea but also offer many other considerable benefits.

"These include a newly replenished beach plus an extension to the Cart Road linking the town with the Cobb and harbour."

Shingle to build up the beach is due to be delivered later in the spring while work continues to stabilise Lister Gardens and build a new sea wall.

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