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Demolition of Hemsby homes starts today

PUBLISHED: 09:05 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 23 March 2018

Anglian Demolition company setting up at Hemsby ahead of demolition of five homes at imminent risk of falling into the sea. Photo: Anthony Carroll

Anglian Demolition company setting up at Hemsby ahead of demolition of five homes at imminent risk of falling into the sea. Photo: Anthony Carroll

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The demolition of several homes at risk of falling into the sea at Hemsby is to begin today.

Homes on The Marrams in Hemsby are on the verge of falling into the sea due to coastal erosion. Picture: Nick ButcherHomes on The Marrams in Hemsby are on the verge of falling into the sea due to coastal erosion. Picture: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has employed Anglian Demolition to safely demolish five of the 13 properties which are at imminent risk of falling onto the beach.

The council has contracted with Anglian Demolition to safely demolish five of the 13 properties which are at imminent risk of falling onto the beach.

Contractors will be on site on Friday, March 23 and will start work once necessary assessments have been carried out.

Work will continue over the weekend.

READ MORE: Where next? Maps show stark threat of coastal erosion to hundreds of Norfolk homes

It is estimated that the demolition will be completed before the Easter weekend, subject to weather conditions.

Building Control surveyors and Environmental Services officers from the council will continue to monitor the remaining eight properties at risk of being lost through coastal erosion.

READ MORE: Five homes hit by erosion at Hemsby are set to be demolished

On Monday, March 26 sand is set to be transported from North Beach, Great Yarmouth to Hemsby. This will be used to help fill the gap between the beach and the lifeboat so that the sloping ramp can be sustained.

READ MORE: Grandfather’s anguish at leaving Hemsby home battered by erosion

Residents and visitors are reminded that the area to the east of The Marrams road and the beach below the cliffs, remain dangerous.

Members of the public are advised to avoid these areas.

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