RENOVATION of Lyme Regis Cobb should proceed with urgency, councillors have stated. A budget of £200,000 over three years was agreed by the West Dorset District Council Executive Committee to carry out monitoring of structure movements and develop engineering proposals for the strengthening and renovation of the Cobb.

The funding will be drawn from corporate projects reserves. As owner and coast protection authority, the council is responsible for maintenance and repair of the Grade I Listed Cobb harbour structures.