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Coast protection schemes - ongoing and completed

New paving at West Bay

The major coastal defence scheme at West Bay has been completed. Phases 2-4 of the Lyme Regis Environmental Improvements scheme have also been completed. Coast protection schemes have been completed at Ringstead, Seatown and Charmouth.

For details of the West Bay and Lyme Regis schemes please go to the appropriate page.

Completed schemes

Ringstead Bay

The scheme comprised a new rock groyne together with a new slipway and beach replenishment. New cut off drains with improved stream and ditches were also constructed. The district council monitors the beach profile and will regrade or replenish the beach as necessary.


The scheme comprised cliff drainage and rock armour placed against the existing soft cliffs.


The scheme comprised a new stepped sea wall and rock groyne.

If there are concerns about any of the above schemes please contact the Engineering Division.

  • New beach at Lyme Regis Lyme Regis coast protection works

    Lyme Regis is located on an actively eroding stretch of the West Dorset coast and faces considerable challenges from coastal erosion and landslipping. Problems have been particularly serious during the last 100 years, with many properties destroyed or damaged, erosion of the foreshore and major breaches of the sea walls.

  • West Bay from the air West Bay Coastal Defence and Harbour Improvement Scheme

    A major £17m scheme protects West Bay from coastal flooding and gives better access to the harbour.

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