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Date published: 3rd March 2023

The Council has now received funding to deliver Phase 2 of the Cromer Coastal Management scheme and to start the Mundesley Coastal Management scheme.

Construction work on these two schemes will begin in 2023, subject to relevant planning permissions and consents.

Coastal Partnership East will deliver both schemes on behalf of NNDC, with funding from the Environment Agency and the Mundesley Parish Council. Balfours will undertake the construction works.

Phase 2 Cromer Coastal Management Scheme

In 2015, Phase 1 of the Cromer Coastal Management Scheme was completed. Phase 1 involved repairs to the seawalls, groynes and storm damage repairs.

The works in Phase 2 will involve repair works to:

  • groynes
  • navigation beacons

It will also include the installation of the following:

  • concrete apron
  • access improvement works
  • rock revetment

Mundesley Coastal Management Scheme

The Mundesley Coastal Management scheme seeks to help reduce the risk of erosion along almost 2km of vulnerable cliffs to stop cliff erosion where possible and continue to slow the cliff's loss rate in other areas.

This scheme will also seek to deliver the Shoreline Management Plan policy for Mundesley over the next 50 years and manage and maintain the beach.

The works will involve repairs to:

  • groynes
  • navigation beacons

It will also include the following:

  • re-levelling and re-surfacing areas of the east promenade
  • access improvement works
  • rock protection

Drop-in sessions

As part of these works, we have organised several drop-in sessions about the two schemes, where you can learn more about them and what work they will involve. These drop-in sessions will take place on Tuesday March 7, for Mundesley and Wednesday March 8, for Cromer both of which are open for the public to attend.

Public drop-in sessions:

  • Mundesley – Tuesday March 7, at Mundesley Lifeboat Station from 12pm to 7pm.
  • Cromer – Wednesday March 8, at Cromer Parish Hall between 12pm and 7pm.

Cllr Tim Adams, Leader of the Council, said:

“The drop-in sessions will be a good opportunity for residents and businesses to become more familiar with this sea defence Scheme. Both Schemes are of a considerable scale and will no doubt be of great interest to watch as the work progresses. 

"The Cromer scheme will ensure that we have a Promenade and many of the amenities will be present for years to come, besides, of course protecting the Town from coastal erosion.”

Cllr Wendy Fredericks, local councillor for Mundesley, said:

"It is extremely important that we work with our community on these schemes. Local knowledge is key to the success of the design. The positive long-lasting impact of the scheme will be evident for generations to come."

Last updated: 12th April 2023