Highcliffe huts: Cost and infrastructure details revealed

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Christchurch Council has secretly set aside almost £100,000 to build the controversial beach huts along the unspoilt SSSI designated cliffs at Highcliffe.

The full story appears in today’s Bournemouth Daily Echo.

The Council has suddenly confirmed the fears of protesters that the erection of huts on concrete foundations would result in disturbing a wide area.

The installation of such services as water and drainage to allow for tenants to live in the huts over long periods requires digging substantial trenches.

The plan has not gone before the planning committee nor been revealed to English Nature which is the planning authority for sensitive countryside.

A petition is to be presented by the Friends of Highcliffe Beaches and Cliffs to a full metting of Christchurch Council in July.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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