The Southsea Coastal Scheme is responsible for delivering new flood defences along 4.5km of seafront, from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. Their aim is to create new defences that protect te heritage of the seafront whilst reducing the risk of flooding to over 8000 homes and businesses in Southsea for the next century. The work will transform the seafront for future generations alongside protecting the heritage that is so important to the people of Portsmouth.
The Southsea Coastal Scheme team are going to be out and about across the city in July holding a new series of consultation events on our emerging designs. These will be held at a number of locations around Portsmouth and Southsea during July 2018. For details please take this link.
SPS was made aware of concerns regarding the imminent preach of the sea defences and lack of action at Southmore Lane, Langstone.
Havant BC had released a press notice last week announcing £376,000 funding had been secured for options appraisal for coastal defence study at Langstone because of flood risk for 86 homes and Hayling Bridge. It has been agreed by the SPS Couincil that a member would join the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership stakeholder working group and will monitor activities.
As part of this activity, we will take note of any potential impact on the National Coast path.
We understand that the Chairman of Hythe Marina Association, David Pickering and colleagues have had a meeting with a Director of ABP.
We will be making enquiries with ABP for further information and will bring together our own views on where dredging and development could take place.
NE Hamble, planning permission granted for 500 homes. The treated sewerage will now go into a brook running into the Hamble, however, the query has been raised regarding the potential failure of the proposed water treatment plant. Botley Parish Council have requested Government intervention.
SPS will write to Botley PC to share their concerns and also to River Hamble Authority to ensure they have knowledge of this.
New Forest District Council are publishing their proposals for housing planning to 2036. There is currently deemed to be nothing of immediate interest to SPS except for the Fawley Waterfront Development and development south of Lymington.
SPS will continue to take a ‘watching brief’
At the June SPS Council meeting, the Isle of Wight representative reported on Woodside Bay, namely the development next to it. SPS had objected to the unlawful certificate which had been applied for. No decision yet made.
Bembridge Harbour had produced a final Section 106 Agreement.
Red Funnel had applied for Planning Permission for the new commercial ferry and ground investigation had started.
The Coastal Path consultation would not be published until the end of 2018.