A further £7 million for protecting Hopton
Hopton, a favourite seaside resort and home of Bourne Leisure’s Hopton Holiday Village, between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, has already cost £3 million last Winter on emergency work to shore up the crumbling cliffs with 20,000 tonnes of earth and 12,000 tonnes of rock.
The 50 year old wooden groynes had been allowed to decay without maintenance, and the severely eroded fronting beach sand is now permitting waves to break over the promenade to attack and undermine the cliff face. Now Bourne Leisure is spending a further £7m to protect the cliffs with imported rock to form groynes.
The aerial video below, shot by Mike Page, shows tonnes of the imported rock piled on the shoreline, and the coastline as far as Great Yarmouth.