Devon

Sidmouth cliffs shore-up shingle washed away

Landslips at Sidmouth cliffs
Image caption Several landslips have occurred around Pennington Point area over recent weeks

Efforts to protect a section of coastline in east Devon from sea erosion have been hampered by recent stormy weather, a council said.

Cliffs at Pennington Point, near Sidmouth, were to be shored up with shingle dredged from the River Sid.

The material to be used was left on a beach near the river before it was due to be moved to the cliffs.

But the shingle has been washed away by recent high tides and bad weather, East Devon District Council said.

The shingle was to provide short-term protection from tidal erosion.

The district council said it was working with Devon County Council and the Environment Agency to try to find a long-term solution.

Several landslips have occurred around Pennington Point area over recent weeks, closing sections of the coastal footpath.

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