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Group set up to tackle coastal erosion

Glen Wyllin in the 1950s. Much of the coastline here has been swept out to sea now.

Glen Wyllin in the 1950s. Much of the coastline here has been swept out to sea now.

Environment Minister Phil Gawne MHK has set up a group to try to find ways to slow the rate of coastal erosion in the Glen Wyllin area of Michael.

He said: ‘I share people’s concerns over the continued erosion on the north western coastline and following discussions with Michael MHK Alfred Cannan I am pleased to be able to form a working group to seek cost effective solutions to slow the erosion in the area.

‘Coastal erosion is a difficult problem to resolve and we must be careful that we don’t simply move the problem further up the coast. I have written to Michael Commissioners to ask them to work with us in the group and also to suggest further local community representation.’

Local MHK Alfred Cannan said: ‘I have been campaigning for action on this matter since I was elected and I am pleased and grateful that the minister has recognised this worsening problem on the Kirk Michael coastline.

‘I hope that the working group are able to find and implement some positive solutions in the year ahead.’

 

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