Norfolk

Compensation for Happisburgh erosion-hit homes

  • 4 February 2011
  • From the section Norfolk

People living in homes along Norfolk's coast under threat of destruction have been offered compensation.

It follows talks between North Norfolk District Council and owners of the homes in Beach Road, Happisburgh.

The money will come from the Pathfinder scheme, to help communities and compensate households.

One householder, Di Wrightson, has been offered 40% of what her house would have been worth if it was not at risk from coastal erosion.

She said: "We were expecting to go away with nothing and we are now going to go away with something

"We'd have liked to have gone away with enough to buy another house, but that is not on the cards.

"What we've got is very satisfying in that we can start life all over again."

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