Damaged coastal shelters to be repaired on promenade

Coastal shelter on West Kirby Promenade
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The distinctive coastal shelters along South Parade are set to be repaired.

Last week, it was reported that one of the shelters had been cordoned off from the public due to damage.

Shelter on West Kirby promenade

A second shelter was removed from the promenade last year after falling into disrepair.

A spokesman for Wirral Borough Council said both shelters were due to undergo repairs and would be reinstalled.

The news comes as Councillors are expected to meet later this month to decide whether to give the go-ahead for the new flood wall.

The new design for West Kirby flood wall
The design for West Kirby flood wall

The £6 million scheme, which also includes an upgrade to the paving and highway on South Parade and the introduction of a cycle lane, would be the biggest change to the face of the town’s Victorian promenade since it was built.

The proposal was expected to be considered by the Planning Committee in spring, but it has now emerged it was delayed after Natural England asked for an up to date report detailing how noise from the construction work could be mitigated to protect birds on the Marine Lake. 

Council officials have told West Kirby Today it will be considered at a meeting in October.

The design of the scheme has divided opinion, with the overwhelming majority of the 230 comments submitted to the planning consultation against the plan, while an online petition has gathered more than 800 signatures.

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