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Around Wales: Sea wall in danger of collapse after storms; SWANSEA.

THE sea wall at Langland Bay, Gower, is in danger of collapse, councillors in Swansea will be told today.

Council officials are recommending 200-metre-long coastal-protection works to support the existing masonry wall and to replace existing stone steps leading to the sea with a new set of paved stones.

Unless action is taken the wall and part of the promenade could fall into the sea, leading to the loss of a number of traditional bathing huts which line the beach.

A report by council planning officers which will be discussed by councillors today sets out various options for addressing the problem, which has been caused by severe storms.

The wind has led to the sea gathering up rocks and stones and crashing them against the promenade and stone steps.

Swansea City and County Council is proposing a resolution which would help to retain sand on the beach as well as keeping the sea at bay.

The report says, "The sea wall at Langland is in very poor condition and unless there is intervention it would result in its collapse and the loss of the promenade, the upper area of the foreshore and possibly the beach huts."

Councillors will be told today there are options of doing nothing, holding the line, advancing the line or retreating against the sea.

The council officials are recommending holding the line.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 4, 2001
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