Coastal Maintenance

The Local Authorities across the ESCP frontage invest resources each year into maintaining their existing coastal defence structures. This extends the life of the assets and ensures the appropriate level of protection is sustained. No coastal defence is maintenance free, although in some cases cost can be quite minimal.

Examples of some of the maintenance works undertaken are:

  • Shingle recycling.
  • Beach nourishment.
  • Replacement of timber planking on groynes and revetments.
  • Concrete repairs to seawalls.
  • Construction/basket repairs to gabion seawalls.
  • Re-pointing to masonry seawalls.
  • Construction of permeable concrete revetments.

In order to determine when maintenance is required the ESCP implements a comprehensive asset inspection programme along all 162km of shoreline within its remit. For more information on our asset inspection programme, click here.

The ESCP has developed on behalf of SCOPAC a Coastal Minor Works Procurement Framework. The Framework includes experienced contractors who undertake coastal maintenance works on our behalf.  Further details are available here.  

For more information on current and past maintenance works, please select an area on the interactive map below.


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