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Tendring Council 'must spend millions' to tackle erosion

An Essex council has said it is "absurd" that it has to raise millions of pounds to save three miles of eroding coastline.

About £50m is needed for new defences from Clacton to Holland-on-Sea. Plans to protect the stretch of coast were approved several years ago by the Environment Agency but funding has now been pulled and Tendring District Council has to start afresh.

  • 21 Aug 2012