The outline design concept of a sloped sea wall (known as a ‘revetment’) and a set-back defence that was chosen in the previous public consultation will offer the standard of protection Southsea requires for the next 100 years, whilst offering an opportunity to enhance the seafront and maintain the area’s unique heritage.

It has given us the flexibility to respond to public feedback from our engagement and consultation exercises and adapt the various design concepts at each stage. We’ve worked with the public to consider and protect the unique character of each area of the seafront throughout the refinement of the scheme design.

Beach management is also an integral part of our plans, which means a healthy beach will continue to be maintained where one exists at the moment. You can find out more about the research that has been carried on how the beach moves over on the Coastal Partners website.

The principal designs for each frontage along the coastline are available to view on the Design page where you can read about how these have changed based on public feedback and see how they will look with the video fly-through visualisation.


Anything we build will be fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 – however, we’d like to go further than that and improve access to the frontage and beach for all users as part of our design. We’ll also look to include more places to sit and enjoy the fantastic sea views we all love along the seafront.


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