Potential flood plans for coast at Beadnell

Plans are being put together by the Environment Agency for a £1.2million flood-defence scheme in Beadnell.

The plan is to carry out improvements on the seaward side of Harbour Road, the need for which recently became clear when stormy seas left the road covered in debris. Further works would be carried out on the sea wall and gabions that are in place already.

The proposal is listed in Northumberland County Council’s capital programme for the next two years.

A council spokesman said: “Maintenance repairs and improvements have been identified for the sea wall and gabions at the north coast at Beadnell.

“We are currently considering the options for this work, and developing a business plan and possible funding package.

“The current proposal is subject to approval for funding from the Environment Agency.”