Hartlepool Council aims to protect 'varied' coastline

Hartlepool residents are being asked for their views on how a "varied" section of coastline to the north of the town should be protected.

The council wants to ensure it can cope with the threat from erosion and rising sea levels.

As part of the consultation survey work is being carried out on the stretch from Crimdon Dene to Newburn Bridge.

There will also be a public drop-in event in the Borough Hall on the Headland on 6 July.

Dennis Hancock, Hartlepool Council's principal engineer for environmental issues, said: "The area of coastline which we are looking at is very varied, ranging from dunes in the north to sea walls around the docks and marina.

"Over a number of months we have been carrying out a lot of survey work along the coast and we want to share that information with local people and give them an opportunity to add their knowledge and comments to it.

"We will then be in a position to start developing long-term options for the sea defences along that particular stretch of coastline."

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