Dredging on Hayling Island

Approximately 10,000m3 of dredged shingle has been deposited on the beaches of Eastoke, Hayling Island.

This took place during the last weekend in November.

The material was sourced from the Chichester Harbour entrance channel.

The dredging work was undertaken by Boskalis Westminster Ltd, who were working in conjunction with the Chichester Harbour Conservancy and Havant Borough Council.

The dredging work was carefully planned to allow the dredger to undertake short notice work within the Chichester harbour entrance channel should it be within the local area and have availability.

The aim of the dredging is to maintain safe navigation through the Chichester Harbour entrance channel by removing shingle that has built up there, and depositing it back on the beaches at Eastoke. This is a cost effective solution of maintaining the shingle within keeps the local sediment transport system, increases the level of the beach at Eastoke and ensures safe navigation within Chichester Harbour entrance.

The work is generally designed to be regular small dredges which deliver additional beach material to supplement the annual beach recycling operations along the South Hayling frontage.