A programme of work to protect Bournemouth’s coastline is planned over the next 17 years and the public are invited to find out more at a special information event.
Plans will go on public display at Boscombe Seafront Office today 17 September (9am – 7pm) detailing the beach management programme of works. The work will include the replacement of all 53 groynes along Bournemouth’s coastline, an additional three installed as well as three beach replenishments over the next 17 years.
The work will be delivered in a phased approach with phase one beginning in the autumn, subject to licensing permissions. The first phase (2015 – 2020) will involve the replacement of 25 groynes spanning the seafront from Southbourne to Hengistbury Head and a beach replenishment between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and to the east of Boscombe Pier during autumn/winter 2015/16.
Phases two and three will replace the remaining groynes along the seafront from Southbourne to Alum Chine and a further two beach replenishments.
Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “These vital works are taking place not only to protect the coastline from future coastal erosion but also to maintain the award winning beaches which attracts millions of visitors and residents to the coast each year. The works also complement the council’s Seafront Strategy – a long-term plan to develop a world class seafront.”
Staff from the project team will be on hand at the event to answer any questions and following the event the information will go on display in Bournemouth Library from 21 – 28 September 2015.
For more information visit: www.bournemouth.gov.uk/beachmanagement