FAQs for NPI Phase 4 - Eastern Road and Kendall's Wharf
WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?
The design at the Eastern Road mirrors the seawall design at Tipner Lake. The wall will stand 1.2m above the new path level along the length of the frontage. The new path will be a minimum width of 2m which will connect to Milton Common coastal paths in the south and Anchorage Park coastal paths in the north. Extra seating and viewing areas and planting will also be introduced to the frontage to improve the area.
WHAT IS A 1 IN 500 YEAR STANDARD OF PROTECTION?
The level of flood defence is measured in terms of a flood event return period. Where a flood event return period is an estimate of the likelihood of an event to occur. The higher the time period the greater risk of a more severe flood. A 1 in 500 year provides the highest standard of protection in the country, outside of London.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO USE THE FOOTPATH DURING CONSTRUCTION?
In order to build the works safely, the area will need to be closed to public. This will include closing the footpath between Milton Common and Anchorage Park for the duration of the works. The footpath along the Eastern Road will remain open for the duration of the works.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
To reduce the risk of flooding from the sea over the next 100 years to over 4,000 homes, nearly 500 businesses and transport network.
WILL WE STILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE SEA?
The maximum height of the wall, above the shared cycle and foot path, will be 1.2m therefore maintaining the sea view. Furthermore, there will be areas where the ground level rises to the top of the wall, with the use of handrails as protection, that will provide a much clearer view for all.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Construction is programmed to start Autumn 2019 for the works to the road at Kendall’s Wharf, off the Eastern Road. These works are anticipated to take 6 months, with construction of the seawall expected to commence Spring 2020. The seawall construction is programmed to take three summers, completing in Autumn 2022.