Portsmouth Sea Defences


The Southsea Coastal Scheme is responsible for delivering new flood defences along 4.5km of seafront, from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. The aim is to create new defences that embrace everything we all love about the seafront, whilst reducing the risk of flooding to over 8000 homes and businesses in Southsea.

The work will transform the seafront for future generations and protect the heritage that is so important to the people of Portsmouth.  It will stimulate regeneration in Southsea and create a more vibrant place for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Since the Liberal Democrats took control of the Council we have scheduled even more consultation events to allow more people to have their say. These will be held at:

EASTNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE: 4 July, 1pm-7pm
CANOE LAKE TENNIS PAVILION: 6 July, 1.30pm- 7.30pm
ASPEX GALLERY: 10 July, 1pm-7pm
ANCHORAGE PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE: 11 July, 3pm-7pm
ST JUDE’S CHURCH: 12 July, 1pm-7pm
COSHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE: 16 July, 3pm-7pm
ROYAL NAVAL CLUB & ROYAL ALBERT YACHT CLUB: 17 July, 1pm-7pm
FRATTON COMMUNITY CENTRE: 20 July,1pm-7pm

There will be lots of pictures of the team's ideas, and they'll be asking you for your help with some big decisions! These include how some of the seafront roads could be used in the future and how the new defenses could look near South Parade Pier. You’ll also be able to sign-up to workshops where you can interrogate the design ideas with the help of experts.

Staff from the council’s planning team will be on hand to tell you more and get your feedback. 

Lib Dem Councillor Dave Ashmore (Fratton Ward) the new cabinet member for environment and community safety said:

“We want to listen to the views of the people on the Sea Defences. The Southsea Coastal Scheme team have been working hard on a wide range 3D images and animations, to really help residents imagine what the designs could look like on the seafront. With the people of Portsmouth we can create a world-class destination that everybody can be proud of.”


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