A £25 million project to reinforce the Norfolk coast with new sea defences is under way at a second beach in the region. 

Work began at Cromer this week, commencing at the East Promenade, near the Fisherman’s Ramp.

It follows the start of ongoing works at Mundesley - the only other north Norfolk location to benefit from the £25m government-funded coastal management scheme.

North Norfolk News: Work gets under way in MundesleyWork gets under way in Mundesley (Image: NNDC)

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At Cromer, the Runton Road car park compound - the contractors' base for the work - is now fully set up. The rest of the car park remains open to the public.

Work at the East Promenade will involve a sea defence method called sheet piling, which will create an apron to protect the area from erosion. 

The Cromer coastal management scheme will also include approximately 300 metres of rock revetment west of the pier, and repair works to groynes, navigation aids and additional seawall protection.

North Norfolk News: Work got under way at Cromer this weekWork got under way at Cromer this week (Image: Mike Page)

Work at Mundesley is currently taking place at the promenade, just below Lucy’s Café. 

Contractors are laying concrete in front of the existing seawall to add a layer of protection for when beach levels become lower.

Concreting will take place for 12 weeks, being poured in front of the seawall by workers two to three times each week.

The Mundesley scheme will cover 2km in total, with around 900m of rock defences being installed along the beach.

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The two schemes received approximately £25m of funding from the Environment Agency, with North Norfolk District Council (NNDC), Anglian Water and Mundesley Parish Council also contributing towards the Mundesley scheme.

Both schemes will take 12 to 18 months to complete, with contractors Balfour Beatty delivering the construction works on behalf of Coastal Partnership East and NNDC.

Harry Blathwayt, portfolio holder for the coast at NNDC, said: “These projects going ahead in these challenging times are evidence that North Norfolk District Council, along with our partner agencies will continue to protect homes and businesses whenever possible."