Work is to start on investigating what repairs are needed to the sea defences between Little Bispham and Bispham after a contractor was appointed by Blackpool Council.
Environmental consultants Jacobs, which already works with the Environment Agency, has been chosen to prepare an outline business case which could seek potential funding for the project.
The council has been given £300,000 by the Environment Agency to look at coastal protection requirements and solutions for this stretch of the seafront.
New sea defences in Anchorsholme which were completed in 2017
“The work has already been identified in the Blackpool and Fylde Coast protection Strategy 2012 and it has been recognized by the Environment Agency that this area of sea defence is in a poor state of repair.
“The outline business case will enable partners to better understand the options for repairs to this area of sea defence.”
The most recent sea defences to be rebuilt in Blackpool is the 1km stretch at Princes Way in Anchorsholme which opened in 2017 and cost £27m.