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Progress on Newhaven

Work is progressing well on the £18m Newhaven flood defence scheme which began in September 2016.

The design for the scheme includes earth embankments, concrete walls and flood gates to provide a one in 200 year standard of protection to over 430 homes and 380 businesses in the area.

The scheme, which spans approximately 3.5km has been split into five phases to minimise the impact of construction work on the town. Parts of the flood defence have also been designed to fit seamlessly into the town’s surroundings. For example, a section of flood wall around the iconic Cormorant statue also serves as a public seating area.

The project is on track to finish in the autumn 2019.