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Bid to save A174 road between Whitby and Sandsend
8:11am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
A COASTAL road in danger of falling into the sea near Whitby looks set to be saved after county councillors voted to back a £9 million scheme to halt the erosion.
The A174 between Whitby and Sandsend could disappear within two years without the work, members of North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive were told at a meeting yesterday.
The members voted to use an estimated £4.3 million of council capital reserves to fund the project, and must now wait for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to rubber-stamp a grant of £4.7 million to cover the rest.
Coun Chris Metcalfe said: “It’s got to the point where we have gone as far as we can doing patch and mend, but now it’s getting worse. I think that’s why there’s a realisation from Defra that something needs to be done before it falls into the sea.”