Flood work project to protect Mablethorpe and Sutton beaches completed

THE SEVEN-week sand-dredging project which protects homes in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea from flooding was completed on Friday in record time.

This year the giant Breughel ship was sited offshore and pumped 550,000 cubic metres of sand onto beaches from Mablethorpe down to Ingoldmells as part of the £6 million project.

The size of Breughel meant work could be done faster than in previous years, needing just seven weeks to get the job done.

Environment Agency area coastal manager Mike Dugher said: “Lincshore builds up beach levels to replace sand lost to the sea over winter and is vital to reduce flood risk.

“It also benefits tourism by maintaining the beaches – without it there would be little sand.

“We would like to thank people living and working along the coast for their patience during this year’s scheme.”