Funding options are being explored in the fight to hold back the tide at Montrose.
The losing battle against Mother Nature has put the town’s historic golf course under threat.
The waves have also damaged hard coastal defences and councillors in Forfar will be given a progress report on measures being taken to slow down the erosion in the dune system.
They will also be asked to approve proposals for future continuation of the course of action being taken as funding allocations allow.
The measures, intended to slow down the rate of erosion in the dune system, would cost more than £1 million.
A sediment tracing study was completed in April to determine how effective any near-shore recharge operations from the South Esk channel would be.
The study identified movement of the sediment tracers from the dumping location onto the lower mid-foreshore area and there are plans for a similar full-scale trial in 2017.
Council head of technical and property services Ian Cochrane said: “This report identifies a series of proposed measures that form and inform the Montrose Beach Management Plan and seek to provide protection to a number of council assets along the Montrose Beach frontage, principally the beach access ramp, Traill Drive and The Splash.”
The council’s budgetary commitment to the Montrose Beach Study since 2011/12 amounts to £386,000.
£140,000 has been allocated from the local capital fund for works resulting from Storm Frank.
This allocation is required to remove the rock armour at the headlands adjacent to the golf course and will also seek the improvement of the beach access from Traill Drive, which has suffered from annual storm damage and necessitated ongoing repairs.
For winter 2016/17 the relocated rock will be used to afford additional temporary protection to the headland adjacent to the second tee of the golf course.
An additional £100,000 is estimated to be needed to complete these improvements.
Repair and renewal works to the hard coastal defences that protect Traill Drive and The Splash are required, with a budget of £250,000 and £200,000 over a two-year period.
The costs for the Flood Protection Study for Montrose are contained within the £192,000 annual allocation within the Technical and Property Services budget for delivery of actions from the approved Local Flood Risk Management Plans for Tay Estuary and Tay Local Plan District.