Happisburgh homes on Norfolk coast to be demolished

Nine houses on the north Norfolk coast that are close to falling into the sea are set to be demolished.

The homes on Beach Road at Happisburgh will be destroyed after residents accepted compensation from North Norfolk District Council to move.

The demolition means just three homes will be left on the erosion-hit road, with one permanently occupied.

The council has also arranged for the nearby redundant RNLI and coastguard buildings to be knocked down.

Following the demolition, the site where the houses stood, along with the old car park and adjacent land, will be landscaped and made into a public open space, the council said.

The demolition, which starts on Tuesday, is expected to take three months.

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