Staithes harbour wall to be rebuilt

Staithes sea wall collapse
Staithes sea wall collapse

A collapsed harbour wall in Staithes is to be rebuilt in a major scheme by the borough council.

The wall in Beckside collapsed year, taking with it a brick shed and leaving the roadway and three cottages at risk.

The council has received approval from the National Park authority to restore the area, which will be cobbled and the store rebuilt.

Planning officer Peter Jones said the aim was to protect the character of the Staithes conservation area and to protect the quality of life of local residents, along with the enjoyment of visitors to the village.