At a meeting held with SBPC last week, senior DSE staff confirmed that the Government is investigating the alternative concept that had been suggested by the Panel and community, before formally considering the Council’s planned breakwater and beach road development. The Government will engage consultants to draw up a design, using the alternative concept put forward by SBPC as a basis.
We welcome this move by the Government, which gives some hope for a sensible outcome. However, we have strong concerns that a proposal such as Option 3b, which clearly does not meet the requirements of the Coastal Management Act, will still be considered.
Thanks to all our supporters for helping to turn the tide. However we must continue to put the case for a low impact facility– see our What can I do? page for suggestions.