Broadmarsh Landfill Revetment Emergency Works 2014
Emergency works are being carried out on failed sections of revetment near Broadmarsh Landfill site in Havant. Poor weather during 2013/14 has caused damage to the concrete and repairs are now required to ensure the defence remains operational.
The revetment was constructed to protect reclaimed land. Several failures have occurred during the winter of 2013/14 due to persistent storms, aggressive wave action and higher than average amounts of surface water putting pressure on the revetment.
These failures could risk exposing landfill and potentially pollute Langstone Harbour. Maintenance is important to reduce the Health and Safety risk to those using the coastal footpath which has become unstable.
There are four key objectives for carrying out emergency works:
- Remove the risk to public health and safety
- Maximise the residual life of the overall structure
- Prevent pollution to Langstone Harbour
- Deliver the aspirations of the Shoreline Management Plan
APA Concrete Repairs Ltd have been appointed by Havant Borough Council to carry out repairs, which are scheduled to continue through to August 2014. Areas of the coastal pathway have been closed off to the public for Health and Safety reasons with a diversion currently in place. The path will re-open to the public as soon as the works have been completed.
It is estimated that £140,000 will be required in order to bring these areas of revetment back into a serviceable condition. An application for emergency funding has been sent to the Environment Agency (EA) to cover the cost of the works.
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