£700K to shore up Wyre sea defences

The floods in Knott End  Picture: Neil Smith
The floods in Knott End Picture: Neil Smith

The Environment Agency has revealed plans to splash out £719,000 on the sea defences at Knott End.

They include the replacement of an existing panel wall between Lune View and Coniston Avenue.

A new wall will also be built to protect properties at the west end of Bourne May Road.

The Environment Agency said that Knott End was at risk of flooding from the sea when stormy weather combined with high tides’.

Anyone wishing to make comments relating to any possible environmental impacts of the works should contact gary.hilton@environment-agency.gov.uk by March 19.

The announcement comes after months of bad weather on the Fylde coast, which has seen millions of pounds worth of property left storm damaged. December saw floods which left almost 800 Over Wyre homes left without power and bus services disrupted.

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry was also suspended until the poor conditions subsided.

Last week storms battered the area again, causing more carnage as 90mph winds smashed windows, destroy the gable ends of houses and felled dozens of trees.