Replenishing the Lydd Ranges with new shingle

The Environment Agency and their contractor, Van Oord, continue to work on the Lydd Ranges sea defence scheme.

Photo courtesy of the Environment Agency

According to the Environment Agency, the contractor is dredging and recharging the rapidly eroding beach with new shingle.

The Lydd Ranges Sea Defence scheme is a major investment being delivered by the Environment Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Defence.

Once completed it will help reduce flood risk to homes and businesses in Romney Marsh and along the south Kent coastline.

Work involves the refurbishment and raising of timber groynes, improving the flood defence bank known as the green wall, and recharging the shingle beach.

Construction of the scheme commenced in July 2021 and is expected to be completed this autumn.