A popular seafront walkway has been closed and will remain shut for “approximately four weeks” as it undergoes planned works.
Bosses at the Folkestone & Hythe Seafront Development Company (FHSDC) announced the closure of the boardwalk in Folkestone today.
It will allow the “new permanent boardwalk to be laid and replace the old temporary ones”.
FHSDC say now is the “best time” to undertake the work due to “lower footfall”.
During Storm Ciaran earlier this month, the footpath could be seen covered in water but the seafront development company confirmed the works have “nothing to do with temporary water pooling after the storm”.
A spokesperson for FHSDC said: “The boardwalk closure is to lay the new permanent boardwalk and replace the old temporary ones.
“This will take approximately four weeks.
“The decision is to undertake this work now as it is the best time due to lower footfall.”
The footpath runs along the seafront near Folkesone’s harbour arm and the new Shoreline Crescent flats can be seen as you walk along it.
Over the weekend, KentOnline reported that plans to transform a car park, which sits opposite the luxury apartments, have been approved.
The proposal will see the “erection of a roof, security fencing, a gate and 11 storage units” at the Marina Car Park, which will now be exclusively for residents at Shoreline Crescent.