Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, visited the Lynemouth coast last week to inspect progress in tackling a complex historic pollution issue which she has been pushing for a resolution to since 2015.
Coastal erosion has exposed the contents of an old landfill site, representing a pollution threat to wildlife and people alike. The MP has spent years working with NCC to find a funding solution to the delicate and specialist work needed to remove the thousands of tonnes of material and restore the site. The Council is monitoring the site on a weekly basis and has already removed 750 cubic metres of waste.
NCC has funded the £5million works, and work is on track to commence in the coming months, as regulatory consents have now been secured.
Anne-Marie visited the site along with local Councillors Liz Dunn and John Riddle, as well as representatives from NCC and the Environment Agency.
"It is a credit to all involved that we have a solution to this complex and long-running issue at Lynemouth. Having spoken to residents and campaigned on this issue for many years, I know how welcome this action is, and I look forward to seeing the scheme for myself and hearing more about how NCC is working to ensure this sensitive waste is removed safely so we can all enjoy this beautiful stretch of coastline knowing the pollution problem has been resolved.”