Suffolk

Flood defences repaired to protect homes in Suffolk

A sea wall protecting more than 200 homes in Suffolk is to be repaired after being damaged by tidal movements.

Essential maintenance work is being started by the Environment Agency to repair sea wall erosion at Kyson Point, Woodbridge.

Restoration of stretches of a clay wall and installing masonry sections is expected to take about 12 weeks.

Footpath closures from 12 July to 4 October will be relaxed for Woodbridge regatta and its maritime event.

Future protection

Kyson sea wall is designed to protect properties in Woodbridge and Melton from flooding.

The wall has suffered from tidal erosion and if not repaired is at risk of breaching.

Richard Houghton, from the Environment Agency, said: "By carrying out repairs now, the structural integrity of the wall will be ensured for many years to come."

The work is also scheduled to avoid disturbance of over-wintering birds between November and March, or any breeding birds from April to July.

Footpaths will be open during the Woodbridge Regatta on 18 July and Maritime Woodbridge on 11 and 12 September.

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