Rock armour investigation

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WORK is set to begin within the next few weeks on ground investigations, into the possibility of placing rock armour around Scarborough Spa, after councillors voted to accept £290,000 in grant funding from the Environment Agency.

Members of Scarborough Council’s Cabinet approved the move but rejected an option to commit an extra £50,000 to explore the possibility of a stepped concrete slope.

A council spokesman said: “The £50,000 was the additional amount required to twin track both the concrete stepped revetment and rock revetment options to a conclusion. However, as Cabinet selected the rock armour solution as a preferred option, it negated the need to take a twin track approach. No further work will be undertaken into the concrete stepped revetment option.”