Eastbourne beach gets £4m shingle deposits

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A £4m scheme to deposit shingle on an East Sussex beach, where levels have fallen to a critical low, is under way.

The project in Eastbourne, funded by the Environment Agency, is expected to take six to eight weeks depending on the weather, the borough council said.

Shingle will be moved from overfull beaches to those needing it.

A separate operation will involve pumping shingle ashore every high tide, from the Owers Bank licensed dredge area off Littlehampton.

The work is being carried out by Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd, which has maintained Pevensey's beaches for 10 years.

"These important works will ensure that our entire coastline is as fully protected as possible and we will continue to have beautiful beaches for people to enjoy," said Councillor Steve Wallis.

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