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Work is to start this month on a £10million sea defence project along the Kent coast.
The project hopes to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 1,500 homes and businesses in Deal.
The Environment Agency will put up a 200m long rock barrier north of Sandown Castle. The rock will be delivered to the castle by barge from Norway.
The ambitious scheme also hopes to protect the Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay Special Protection Area and Ramsar Site, the Sandwich Bay Special Area of Conservation; the railway line between Ramsgate and Dover in addition to historic monuments and listed buildings in North Deal.