Council set to accept coastal grant money

Wintery sky, not a blue sky over the Castle and North Bay, a bracing walk on one of the coldest May Bank Holidays for many years.  Picture by Andrew Higgins   121906e  07/05/12
Wintery sky, not a blue sky over the Castle and North Bay, a bracing walk on one of the coldest May Bank Holidays for many years. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121906e 07/05/12
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Scarborough councillors are expected to accept a £125,000 grant to aid a new programme to monitor the crumbling coastline across the borough.

The money will help with the Scarborough Coastal Risk Management programme, which is expected to cost in the region of £200,000 in its five year life span.

Following a recommendation, cabinet members are set to accept the flood and coastal defence grant from the Environment Agency, at a meeting due to be held on Monday December 11.

The money will be used to implement proposals outlined in the council’s Shoreline 
Management Plan, as the authority aims to monitor and build up knowledge of the coastline, and how to best manage 
it.

Scarborough Council will pump £75,000 of its own money into the scheme, and at the meeting on Monday, cabinet members are also expected to approve the appointment of an analytical consultant and data collection contractor to work on the project, both of who are expected to be in their new roles by February 2013.

The council intends to 
contribute £75k to this project through its internal coastal 
revenue budget for monitor-ing.

The project is expected to last until March 2017.