Protective boulder armour placed at Rousse

SOME £35,000 of sea defences now line 75m of the soft sand bank near the Peninsula Hotel.

Work on the beach at Le Grand Havre, opposite The Peninsula Hotel. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28700972)
Work on the beach at Le Grand Havre, opposite The Peninsula Hotel. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 28700972)

Protective boulder armour has been placed at Rousse.

It is part of the ongoing maintenance work to prevent further coastal erosion in Guernsey.

A spokesperson for Agriculture, Countryside & Land Management Services said that about 450 tonnes of granite boulders have been placed in this area along with the installation of a geotextile to prevent the loss of sand and soil from behind the new boulder armour.

The contractor was Geomarine and the cost of the work is about £35,000.

‘ACLMS would like to thank the public for their co-operation during these works,’ they said.

‘Further work is likely to be carried out next year to prevent erosion of other sections of the coast in this area.’

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