SIX new beach huts have been agreed for Cart Road, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, including one with disabled access.

The town council application has been given the blessing of Dorset Council.

Each of the timber huts will be of traditional design, painted white and with pastel coloured doors under a felt roof.

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The new huts will extend the existing line to the west almost directly in front of the seafront amusement arcade, close to the public loos.

The town council say the additional huts will bring the total number along the section of Cart Road to 73.

The town currently hires out 36 huts, as either annual, weekly or daily hires for local people, which are discounted, and to visiting tourists. There is also the Axminster/Lyme Cancer Charity Hut and the larger Dorset Parent Carer Council Disabled Hut, at the western end. The rest of the huts are privately owned, paying a ground rent to the Town Council.

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The town council application for planning consent said there is always a very high demand for the huts, whether to purchase or rent and they are all over subscribed with waiting lists.