MAJOR work to replace the Highcliffe Castle zig-zag path are set to be completed in time for Easter.

An update has been given by engineers after Christchurch Borough Council released drone footage showing the progress of the project.

A budget of almost £900,000, with significant contingencies included, was signed off by members last year.

A spokesperson for the local authority said: “The project to repair the Zig-Zag path between Highcliffe Castle and Highcliffe beach is progressing well, with works set to be completed in time for Easter.

"All of the new king post retaining walls have been put in place, with the installation of the reclaimed hardwood timber cladding underway.”

The project to reintroduce the coastal access path started in November.

This came after residents won a campaign to ensure the work was carried out.

Initially councillors voted to not carry out the repair scheme, however following passionate work from the community, the council completed a U-turn and found resources to fund the project.