Saturday, 23 March 2013


TDC's Cllr Alan Poole - Cabinet Member for Operational Services and Cllr Clive Hart - Leader with ward councillors Cllr John Watkins and Cllr Iris Johnston - Cabinet Member for Community Services. 

A partnership between TDC and the Environment Agency has accessed funding to deliver a new sea defence scheme in Margate on time and well under budget.

The £6.2million grant funded scheme has involved major renovations to the Stone Pier, the North and South Sea Walls as well as the construction of a stepped structure (revetment) in front of Marine Drive.

The Leader of Thanet District Council, Cllr. Clive Hart, said “Margate is a superb town to spend your time; whether on the beach, at an interesting attraction, staying the night in one of the numerous B&Bs or shopping in the renowned Old Town.

“Particularly during the warmer months the revetment steps will be a joy to sit and ponder, eat lunch or meet friends and family, to enjoy the wonderful scenery that Margate has to offer.

“We are now confident that our lovely town will be protected by the sea flood defence scheme, thanks to the engineers, architects and builders involved in the project.”

New seating has also been installed along the top of the steps and LED lighting will highlight the revetments at night.

Savings on the scheme have allowed the Environment Agency to fund the major refurbishment of the Marine Pool on Margate Sands, as well as the refurbishment of the heritage railings that are a feature of Margate Seafront.

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