Storm threat scuppers chalet application

Storm threat scuppers chalet application

Storm threat scuppers chalet application

First published in News

LYME Regis Town Council has withdrawn its planning application to move the Monmouth Beach chalets.

The town council submitted a planning application to move the chalets seaward to try and protect them from landslides from Monmouth Cliff.

The recent severe storms prompted the planning department of West Dorset District Council to reassess the Monmouth Beach area and the erosion that had been caused by the weather.

Following the assessment it was found by the engineers there was a risk of coastal flooding that would affect the chalets if they were to be moved forward.

Following the decision to withdraw the planning application, representatives from the town council and chalet and day hut owners attended a meeting to discuss an alternative proposal.

The new proposal would see the size of the chalets reduced to approximately 14 feet by nine feet and moving them to a mid-point between the cliffs and the original line submitted in the planning application.

Councillors also discussed the new planning application and the recommendations made by the council will be considered by the full council meeting on April 2.

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