Works to assess the condition of Langstone sea defences begin

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Works to assess the condition of sea defences along Langstone waterfront will be taking place week commencing Monday 17 September 2018.

Many of the sea defences in Langstone are currently in poor condition and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), on behalf of Havant Borough Council, is looking at options to reduce the coastal flood and erosion risk in the area.

The works will take two weeks to complete, and will inform outline designs for a coastal defence scheme which could protect more than 80 homes.

During the works, heavy machinery will be in use along the Langstone waterfront and a compound will be set up in the corner of The Ship Inn carpark. As a result, there will be restricted access to the foreshore and temporary closures of public footpaths. In the event of a footpath closure, diversions and signage will be put in place.

Please remain vigilant when visiting the area, particularly when machinery and materials are being delivered. The works will be kept separate from the public as far as possible.

Councillor Tim Pike, Cabinet Lead for Finance and Regeneration, said: “This investigation will help us find out what options there are for protecting Langstone from flooding and coastal erosion.

“Following the works, the ESCP will be engaging with local residents to find out what kind of coastal defence scheme they would like. Residents are encouraged to come along to the exhibition and drop in events which are being planned for later this year.” 

For more information please visit www.escp.org.uk/langstone.