Beach Recycling Works on the Eastoke Frontage

Completion of Beach Recycling Works on the Eastoke Frontage

Beach recycling has been completed on South Hayling Island for our Autumn campaign. The works took place along the southern frontage of Eastoke in order to manage coastal flood and erosion risk to the area.

The works started on 2nd October 2017, and the main campaign lasted for 3 weeks. During these works we used 6 dumper trucks, 2 bulldozers and 1 excavator, to move material from areas of beach build up to depleted groyne bays in order to restore the recommended standard of protection ahead of the winter period. We recycled 20,000m3 shingle from Gunner Point and 10,000m3 shingle from the Open Beach. This shingle allowed us to build up the beach crest width along the Eastoke frontage in order to maintain the first line of defence against coastal flooding.

Immediately following the completion of the works, Storm Brian hit the south coast of England and impacted the beach at Eastoke. The following week we mobilised a smaller excavator and a bulldozer to clear the promenade of shingle and re- profile this on to the beach. These works were completed on 27th October 2017.

If you have any questions, or would like some more information about the scheme, please do not hesitate to make contact via info@escp.org.uk

Click here to find out more about our Beach Management Plan for South Hayling Island.

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