Tyne & Wear

Coastal erosion and flooding review in Sunderland

Seaburn Beach
Image caption The review covers Whitburn to Ryhope and includes the Port of Sunderland

Plans to deal with erosion and flooding on the Wearside coastline are being put out to consultation.

The six-week process is being carried out by Sunderland City Council.

The council wants to determine the level of coastal erosion and tidal flood risk over the next 100 years.

"As a city with such a long coastline and riverfront, this is a very important piece of work," council city services portfolio holder James Blackburn said.

"Consultation is a key part of the development of the strategy."

The council said it needed to find funding and balance residents' needs with cost and environmental requirements.

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