Sub-committee could decide sea wall's fate next month

By Emily Pearce

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

 

THE fate of the Totland sea wall could finally be decided next month, more than a year and a half after it collapsed.

As previously reported, the Isle of Wight Council executive agreed last month to further investigate a 'make do and mend' option to partially repair the wall and lay an unsurfaced footpath, estimated to cost between £175,000 and £200,000, rather than spend £2.1m rebuilding the wall.

At Monday's meeting, executive member for health and safety Cllr Phil Jordan urged members to make a firm commitment to repair the wall and popular coastal walkway — but they were unwilling to do so without finalised costs.

Instead, they recommended the property disposal and capital programme sub committee consider the issue at its meeting on August 5. It will decide whether to allocate cash from the council's capital contingency fund, which could mean other capital projects miss out.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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