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Stormy weather again threatens cliff homes in Hemsby

Coastal erosion at Hemsby in Norfolk has already claimed five clifftop homes. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Stormy weather at the weekend has caused further erosion of the cliffs at Hemsby in Norfolk which could threaten more clifftop homes.

Five homes on the cliffs partly fell on the beach below in March after winter storms wore away the cliff and were subsequently demolished. A sixth was also torn down.

A further seven homes at The Marrams are being closely monitored by the council and it has been confirmed that four are now unsafe and will be taken down. It is thought that the homes are not currently occupied.

Great Yarmouth Council is warning the area along the base of the cliff is dangerous and is warning people to stay away

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“Early this morning, Borough Council officers visited Hemsby at high tide and noted a further loss of cliff material as a result of the bad weather overnight.

"This remains a changing situation. Once the tide lowers sufficiently to allow access to the beach itself, officers will again visit to undertake a further assessment of both the cliffs and the at risk properties.

“The council will continue to update the owners of all affected properties, who are well aware of the potential of demolition at relatively short notice in order to preserve public safety. "The public are reminded to stay away from the area to the east of The Marrams road and the beach directly below the cliffs, as these areas remain dangerous.”

– Great Yarmouth Borough Council Statement
Coastal erosion at Hemsby in Norfolk has already claimed six clifftop homes. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Four more clifftop homes need to be demolished after two metres of coastline was washed away at Hemsby, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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