Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire flood defence scheme plans go on show

People living on a stretch of the Lincolnshire coast are being given the chance to find out more about a proposed flood defence scheme.

The Environment Agency is planning works to a section of the coastal defence between Tetney and Saltfleet.

The 11-mile (17km) length of defence protects nearly 3,000 properties and more than 13,000 hectares of land.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to East Lindsey District Council later this year.

Bank widening

The works have been proposed as a result of the Humber Flood Risk Management Strategy.

Works would include raising the flood bank between Tetney and Grainthorpe.

The agency said the bank would also be made up to 4m (12ft) wider to improve its condition and strength.

Drop-in sessions with agency officials are being held in North Somercotes, Saltfleet and Marshchapel in the coming weeks.

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