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Coastal Defence Scheme now complete!
A £5 million coastal defence project designed to reduce flood risk to over 1,700 Hayling Island homes was successfully completed on 11th November 2013.
Funding was secured through the Environment Agency to design and implement coastal flood and erosion risk management at Eastoke Point, Hayling Island. HR Wallingford were commissioned to develop the Eastoke Point Coastal Defence Study in 2009 which was used to develop the detailed design for the scheme.
The scheme involved the construction of over 650m of rock revetment and four new rock groynes using 70,000 tonnes of Norwegian rock. 25,000 tonnes of shingle were also imported and used to raise the profile of the beach, combating rising sea levels.
Improvements were made to the existing sea wall and promenade, including a new ramp and steps at Nutbourne Road and Bosmere Road, facilitating year-round access to the beach.
1,700 residential properties on the south east of the island are now at reduced risk of flooding over the next 100 years!
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2 time lapse videos of the construction of the defence are available below, showing east and west views of the project as it progressed.