South Tyneside Council – Stronger Shores Project

A South Tyneside Council-led regional partnership has secured £6.4m to pilot a scheme to test marine habitats for their coastal protection properties along the north east coastline. The new approaches will involve restoring sub-tidal habitats, such as kelp beds, oyster reefs and sea grass. This builds on £13m of investment into flood alleviation projects over the last 10 years.