Notification of forthcoming works along the Eastoke Frontage
This Spring Havant Borough Council will be undertaking beach management operations along the Hayling Island seafront in accordance with our Beach Management Plan for this area. We anticipate that the works are due to commence on 29th March 2016 and last for approximately 3-4 weeks. As with previous years, we will be recycling shingle from areas of accretion to the east and west of the Eastoke frontage, depositing it via trucks along the beach in to the depleted groyne bays along the Eastoke frontage.
Beach management comprises both Beach Recycling and Beach Nourishment. For this operation we will be importing approximately 3,000m3 of additional material which will be delivered via road and stockpiled in the western half of Eastoke Corner Car Park. We anticipate that this half of the car park will be closed for a period of 2-3 weeks while the operation is completed.
Beach Recycling (the moving of beach material from areas of accretion to depleted areas):
The council has appointed Boskalis Westminster Limited to undertake the beach management works for this period. Heavy plant (such as dump trucks and excavators) will be on the beach for approximately 3-4 weeks from 29th March. We have taken the decision to undertake beach works over the Easter period as the beach crest in many places is currently very low following the winter stormy period. Approximately 21,000m3 of material will be extracted from The Ness, Eastoke Point and the beaches towards Inn-on-the-Beach, where it has built up since last spring’s recycling campaign.
The beach will remain fully open to the public during the works. The haul route of the plant will be clearly marked with a line of traffic cones. Banksmen will be stationed at key areas to guide vehicle movements, and there will also be warning signs at access points to the promenade and beach to inform beach users of the heavy vehicles moving on the beach. Whilst the beach will remain open throughout the whole operation, please be extra vigilant during these times.