Letters: George King, January 20, 2015

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Periodically, I have to write a correction to views promulgated by correspondents over the bank levels in West Lynn.

Mr A Walker (Letters, January 9) promotes the idea that the lower level of a length of West Lynn Ouse Bank is to allow a better view of the town. Regretfully this is a myth. The two-thirds of a metre lower portion (near the Old Lynn Can and Ferry Station are steel piled, whereas the higher portions either end are not. Engineering design practice and regulation has it that the piled section will withstand inundation better than a bank that is not. Hence the difference in height.

I hope that this guidance will lower the alarm being raised by Mr Walker. I am sure that the Environment Agency will reassure him if he wishes to enquire.

George Thos King,

Cedar Way, West Lynn