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Hartlepool Council seeks £2m grant for coastal wall

Plans to build a £2m wall to protect a section of Teesside coast are to be unveiled.

Hartlepool Council has been looking at ways of protecting the Headland's ancient, 800-year-old town wall from sea erosion and rising sea levels.

The preferred option is a new wall and council chiefs are hoping to get a £2m grant from the Environment Agency.

The council hopes to find out whether it has secured the grant in October and it is hoped work will begin in 2012.

Plans for the new wall will be on display at Hartlepool Town Hall later.

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