Flooding and erosion are real risks facing people and their properties along the Portchester Castle to Emsworth stretch of coastline in Hampshire.
The consultation period for this draft strategy has closed.
We would like to thank you all for the comments received via our public exhibitions and in response to the consultation document. We will consider all of the responses before making our final strategy recommendations later in 2012. Your comments will help define the construction, improvement or maintenance works that are required between Portchester Castle and Emsworth within the next five years, and inform the overall 100 year coastal flood and erosion risk management strategy.
We will soon be able to share the outcome of the consultation and keep you informed of progress of the strategy via this website.
We are continuing to work with our Local Authority partners to produce a final strategy that will then be presented to their cabinets and the Environment Agency Board for approval later this year.
The draft strategy summary document is still available from this page, but it is now for information only as the consultation period has ended.
Flooding and erosion are real risks facing people and their properties along the Portchester Castle to Emsworth stretch of coastline in Hampshire
Within 100 years, as sea levels rise, we predict that more than 4,200 homes in the low lying areas will be at risk of flooding from a 1 in 200 chance event. The Environment Agency, in partnership with Fareham Borough, Portsmouth City, Havant Borough and Chichester District Councils, have produced draft strategic recommendations in order to manage current and future risks along this part of the Hampshire coast.
The Portchester Castle to Emsworth draft coastal flood and erosion risk management strategy recommends the vast majority of properties should be protected to their current standard or better.
However, the draft strategy also recognises that securing Government funding for building and maintaining defences cannot be guaranteed.