Planning permission for the construction of flood defences, which will reduce the risk of tidal flooding for people and properties in Lowestoft, has been granted. Earlier this month, East Suffolk Council’s north planning committee, approved two applications; one for tidal flood walls around the Outer Harbour and another for Listed Building Consent – this relating to alterations required to the site of the Grade II listed Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club as part of the works. The flood walls will run around the Yacht Club and South Pier, with glass tops to allow unrestricted views across the yacht basin and from the Yacht Club building. Solid walls will be built around the north of the harbour, north of the Hamilton Dock basin and to the south of Hamilton Road. The flood walls are part of the wider Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project, which will also see construction of flood walls and a pumping station to reduce the risk of flooding from the river and from extreme rainfall.