1. ITV Report

Scratby's sea defences get Secretary of State's approval

Work has started on the new £600,000 sea defences at Scratby in Norfolk. And today received the seal of approval from Environment Secretary, Liz Truss.

Brandon Lewis MP and Liz Truss, Environment Secretary at Scratby. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Builders are laying a 877-metre long revetment of about 1,300 gabions - stone-filled and crushed concrete-filled cages - from the existing rock berm at Little Scratby Crescent, northwards across Scratby Beach to reach Newport.

They should help protect 35 homes which are nearest to the cliff edge, over a 25-year period, and there are another 100 homes, further back which are at risk over a 100-year period.

During her visit, Liz Truss, promised more government money to shore up our coastlines and improve flood defences.