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Natural England withdraws planning objection for Withernsea coastal defences

The scheme will protect around 60 homes, 300 holiday chalets and static caravans, as well as Holmpton and Hollym roads. Credit: ITV Calendar

A coastal defence scheme to protect south Withernsea has been given the go ahead by Natural England, which has withdrawn its objection to the planning application.

The proposals will protect around 60 homes, 300 holiday chalets and static caravans, as well as Holmpton and Hollym roads, which are important links for blue light services.

The environmental government advisory body had concerns about the effect the project would have on sediment flow along the coast.

The plans are now through to the second stage of an ERDF funding application due this Autumn, which will provide £3 million of the £5.5 million needed.

I have worked for years with Councillors Lyn Healing, Dave Tucker and Paul Whitehead, along with council officers seeking to secure this vital protection for the people and businesses of Withernsea, so I’m delighted it’s bearing fruit.

We’re not over the line yet but with Natural England withdrawing their objection we should be all set to go if we successfully jump the final hurdle which is the securing of the ERDF funding, which we should know in the next few weeks.

– Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness