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Scarborough's £16.6m sea defence plan shown to public

Image of proposed sea defences for Scarborough
Image caption A computer-generated image shows how the South Bay (top) would look with the proposed rock revetment (bottom)

Initial plans for a £16.6m coastal defence scheme for Scarborough's South Bay have gone on display in the town.

The council said it was a chance for people to find out why it was needed and to comment on the plans before the formal consultation process began.

The proposals include a rock revetment in front of the Spa complex, a new wave wall and work on the cliffs to prevent landslips.

The council said the existing sea defences were not sufficient.

A spokesperson said the plans were still at the "outline design and business case stage" and the estimated cost of the works was £16.6m.

The planning process and formal consultation is expected to begin next year.

The proposals are on display in a public exhibition at Woodend Creative Industries Centre until Thursday.

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