Coastal Defence Improvements in Gosport
Gosport Borough Council are undertaking a project to recommend the replacement and improvement of sea defences at three Gosport sites; Forton, Seafield and Alverstoke.
Once built the (three) schemes will reduce tidal flood risk to 541 Gosport home until 2060.
In August 2016, the Environment Agency approved the release of £320,000 of capital Grant in Aid to Gosport Borough Council. The Council will use this fund to prepare a business case and outline design for the three priority tidal Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management schemes (FCERM Schemes).
Current estimates indicate that construction may cost £2.4 - £3.2 million and could start in 2018/19, subject to further funding approval from the Environment Agency.
Public Consultation Events
Three drop-in style exhibitions were held by our coastal engineers in July 2017 to share the proposed defences with the public and to invite feedback. We were able to share more about the schemes, why they are necessary and what the completed defences could look like. Almost 200 members of the public attended the exhibitions and we received feedback from 80 people through our feedback forms. The results of which have been collated and detailed in our exhibition report, which is available to view here.
76% of people understood the flood risk that the schemes are looking to protect.
84% either strongly or mostly supported the overall leading option for the Forton scheme.
90% either strongly or mostly supported the overall leading option for the Seafield scheme.
76% either strongly or mostly supported the overall leading option for the Alverstoke scheme.
We’d like to thank all those that attended the exhibitions for their interest and feedback. If you were unable to attend and would like to find out more, the exhibition boards are available to view here. Please get in touch using the contact details below if you have any questions or would like to offer feedback.
Why do we need to improve the coastal defences?
The current coastal defences at Alverstoke, Seafield and Forton are nearing the end of their usable life and have been identified as "vulnerable areas" in which there is significant risk of tidal flooding.
- 114 properties in Alverstoke are currently at risk from a 1 in 100 year flood event, expected to increase to 142 properties by year 2060.
- The scheme will cover approx 120m of coastal frontage at the western end of Stoke Lake.
- 80 properties in Seafield are currently at risk from a 1 in 100 year flood event, expected to increase to 193 properties by year 2060.
- The scheme will cover approx 770m of coastal frontage between Old Road and Mariners Way where Haslar Lake and Workhouse Lake meet.
- 72 properties in Forton are currently at risk from a 1 in 100 year flood event, expected to increase to 232 properties by year 2060.
- The scheme will cover approx 175m of coastal frontage at the western end of Forton Lake.
What could the new defences look like?
Concept engineering options have been prepared and opportunities for improving the public space along the waterfront have been identified.
The artist impressions below illustrate what the new defences could look like.
Please come along to one of our exhibitions where you can see more artist impressions and find out more about the schemes!
In the meantime, please click here to view Gosport Coastal Defence Scheme exhibition leaflet.
If you would like further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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