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PHOTOS: Plans to move part of storm-hit coast path

PHOTOS: Plans to move part of storm-hit coast path

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:54pm 13th March 2018. (Updated at 8:24am 15th March 2018)

A proposal for a new Cornish coast path route is being put forward, after the stretch was battered by Storm Eleanor.

Pirate FM told you how huge chunks of rock collapsed after huge waves, driven by 80mph gales, battered the Duchy.

Coastguard crews described the affected area between Porthleven and Loe Bar as "treacherous".

Porthleven Coastguard Rescue Team urged walkers to stay away, warning it is "extremely unstable".

The National Trust made the decision to close off the stretch of path and is now in the process of finding an alternative route instead.

The conservation charity has been asking locals what they would like to see happen to preserve Penrose.

Now bosses say they are ready to share a proposal with locals at the weekend.

Plans and details of the new route, a timetable for the next steps and information on when work will start will all be shared.

The event is being held on Saturday 17th of March at Porthleven Public Hall from 2pm to 6pm.

Penrose ranger Greg Cross said: "Over the last month work has been split into two main areas.

"Firstly checking existing wildlife, archaeological and landscape surveys (including underground mine remains) and having some additional ones set up and completed.

"These help ensure that the new route is designed and completed in a way that respects the important features of this area, that it will be safe, and that the work can be completed without causing damage."

Speaking about the event, he added: "There will also be information on practical opportunities for helping, ideas about fundraising and details of a guided walk of the proposed new route.

"Most importantly, it’s a chance to listen to your views and have a chat about how the plan has developed and the reasons behind it.

"We will then send out another update on the website next week for those not able to attend".

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