Van Oord to begin another Lincolnshire scheme

The Environment Agency is ready for another annual beach management scheme on the East Coast.

According to the EA, Van Oord will once again replenish beaches in Lincolnshire, pumping sand back onto beaches between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point.

Dredging is expected to begin today, May 23, with all equipment being delivered to a compound at the south end of the Huttoft Car Terrace.

The replenishment work is predicted to take approx. six weeks, with more than 400,000 cubic metres of sand being delivered onto beaches at Ingoldmells, Trunch Lane, Wolla Bank, Chapel Six Marshes, Boygrift, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Huttoft.

The Environment Agency and Van Oord have been restoring sand levels on the Lincolnshire coast every year since 2015.

In addition to reducing flood risk, the work brings supplementary social and economic benefits by retaining the sandy beaches for a vibrant tourism industry.

Photo: Environment Agency