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Flood defence work planned to protect caravans

Flood defence work is set to be carried out along the coast of West Sussex in a bid to protect mobile home owners from having to make a claim on their caravan insurance.

According to a report by myholidaycaravan.com, the project will help reduce the chance of flood waters affecting 300 static caravans near Selsey.

Sea defences will be built along the coast and will be four miles long, which will help to create a new wetlands habitat for wildlife.

"Static caravan parks need to be protected from flooding as it is creating a huge loss for the owners and insurance companies," Dr Sutcliffe of the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group stated.

He explained how in 2008, the sea breached the current defences and around 2,000 mobile homes had to be rapidly evacuated.

The Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group aims to encourage local residents and volunteers to help preserve the natural environment in Selsey.

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