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Tendring Council 'must spend millions' to tackle erosion

21 August 2012 Last updated at 13:57 BST

An Essex council has said it is "absurd" that it has to raise millions of pounds to save three miles of eroding coastline.

About £50m is needed for new defences from Clacton to Holland-on-Sea. Plans to protect the stretch of coast were approved several years ago by the Environment Agency but funding has now been pulled and Tendring District Council has to start afresh.