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 - Find out More
Three drop-in style exhibitions are being held by coastal engineers from the ESCP this July to share the proposed defences with the public and to invite feedback. It’s a great chance to find out more about the schemes, why they are necessary and what the completed defences could look like.
*Our online feedback forms have now been closed. Please wait for our results to be counted and for a few of the results to be shown on our webpage*
Monday 17th July, 1pm – 6:30pm
Scout Activities Centre, Clayhall Road
Thursday 20th July, 1pm – 6:30pm
Gosport Discovery Centre
Tuesday 25th July, 1pm – 6:30pm
St Vincent Community College
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 email@example.com
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