Coastal Partners

Coastal Partners is the council’s Partnership team responsible for managing the sea defences. The specialised team of officers carries out coastal management along the Havant, Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham coastline. 

Coastal Partners manage repairs to the existing sea defences and construct new and improved defences along the 162 km stretch of shore. These help to keep up with the demands of an ever-changing coastline and respond to fluctuating climatical patterns.

Alongside the core coastal engineering services, Coastal Partners also plan and prepare for future conditions and are involved with habitat and environmental issues, data analysis and surveying. Their work stretches beyond coastlines to land, highways and flood risk areas.

Below are some links to plans and projects that are happening within the borough.

Hayling Island beach management plan

The South Hayling beach management plan plan helps to deliver effective beach management along the coast of Hayling Island. The 2017 to 2022 plan aims to reduce serious flooding events that were commonplace pre-1985.

Hayling Island coastal management strategy

The Hayling Island coastal management strategy is a collaborative strategy to manage flood and coastal erosion risk at Hayling Island for the next 100 years.

West Beach maintenance

Coastal Partners and Havant Borough Council work together to manage flood and coastal erosion along West Beach.

Langstone coastal defence scheme

Coastal Partners is undertaking a flood and coastal erosion risk management option appraisal study for Langstone on behalf of Havant Borough Council.