Securing Southsea's future

Phase one of six of the Southsea Coastal Scheme started on 7 September 2020. It is the UK's largest local authority-led coastal defences project, worth more than £100M. It will stretch for 4.5km from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, and help to reduce the risk of flooding to more than 10,000 homes and 700 businesses.

Project Overview

The current defences are coming to the end of their lifespan, which increases the risk of flooding in Southsea. Our aim is to create new defences that embrace everything we all love about the seafront. The work will improve the seafront for future generations and stimulate regeneration, whilst protecting the community and preserving the area's unique heritage.

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Scheme design

Following public consultation activities, we now have our principal design.

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Take a look at the journey so far and our plans for the future.

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