...and as visitors arrive, so do the bulldozers on the beach

BUILDING work will soon start at a popular summer spot as the first phase of creating Weston's new sea defences begins. New sluice gates will built

BUILDING work will soon start at a popular summer spot as the first phase of creating Weston's new sea defences begins.New sluice gates will built at the Marine Lake, at the northern end of the town's seafront, as part of the first stage of the multi-million pound Government-funded project to protect Weston from flooding.The council says it knows the work will be taking place as hoards of visitors gather at the tourist hotspot but says it is under strict Government instructions to start the project now and cannot delay it until the winter.The work will also involve extending the beach at the lake and draining the vast amount of mud collected at the bottom of the water.This stage of the sea defence scheme will cost £4million and will be funded by Government department DEFRA.A North Somerset Council spokesman said: "The work will involve some disruption but engineers will do their best to keep it to a minimum.


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